Arielle's desk makeover is complete and I am so happy with how it turned out! You can see a before picture of the desk here, however I forgot to take a before picture of the chair.
It took several coats of paint to cover the desk after we primed it and sanded it. The color is Fairaway Mist by Behr and I chose this color because it matches one of the several colors in Arielle's quilt which is from the Pottery Barn Pink Island Surf collection.
After much debate about which hardware I was going to get for the desk make-over I am glad I chose the satin nickel bin pulls that match Arielle's silver daybed frame.
I bought the frame for the magnet board at Goodwill for $5.99 and cut up some leftover sheet metal from another magnet board that I made. Arielle and I made the seashell magnets today. It was fun and easy to do!
I purchased the chair at Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store for $2.99 and it was in really bad shape. It was dark wood, required a couple of pieces to be glued together and the ugly old dirty fabric was ripping apart. There is a stamp on the bottom of the chair that states "1965" so it's old but in overall good condition.
To makoever the chair, I removed the chair seat, sanded the chair and gave it three coats of spray paint. I distressed it heavily for the final touches so that it would fit in more with the beach theme of Arielle's room and also hide a few blemishes. I had never recovered a chair before so I didn't know what to expect but it was really easy. I found the fabric at JoAnn's and thought it was perfect!
I even purchased extra fabric to makeover Arielle's bright pink curtains so that they will match her new chair. I love the fabric so much that I couldn't resist even if it involves some sewing because I know it will be worth it. I will post the rest of the room when the curtains are finished.
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