Sunday, June 26, 2011

{Retro} Desk and Chair Makeover

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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Meredith said...

Great job on the makeovers Desiree! I love the colors you picked and I bet Arielle does too. :)

Brandi said...

Your daughter's room is adorable. You did a wonderful job.

Bec@littlelucylu said...

What a great transformation!!!
You did a wonderful job!
I'm just getting ready to "spruce up" my childhood desk to put it in my mom cave! I hope it turns out this well!
~Bec :-)

LrSchwtz said...

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Melinda said...

It is beautiful. You did a fantastic job!!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

That came out really cute! :)

Angela said...

That is a super cute room, I love the colour combinations.

Unknown said...

What a cute room and fabulous desk!

Charity said...

Well that turned out just beautiful. I pinned it on Pinterest, you can see it here

Cha Cha

Katy @ Lolly Linens said...

This is awesome! I love it!