DIY: Painted Secretary's Desk
Remember this desk?
I posted on facebook asking for ideas on how to give it a makeover. You had some lovely color suggestions. Since I recently moved to the beach I wanted to give it a beach cottage feel, so decided to use the Cottage palette for inspiration.
I used sea glass, ACK, and clothesline.
After a coat of primer, I gave the whole desk two coats of seaglass. I love the softness of the color. The front looked a little plain to me, so I decided to add a detail stripe with clothesline. I just taped it off and viola! I love how the contrast makes the desk look like it has an inlaid panel.
I wanted to do something unexpected on the inside so I chose ACK (our take on Nantucket Red). I love the two together, but again, the inside needed a little something, so I painted the fronts of each cubby with clothesline to break up the color a bit.
I'm still waiting on knobs... I ordered these for the front drawers:
But I couldn't resist sharing...
What do you think?
ps... the wall color behind it? It's torn skirt. Don't mind the lightswitch, I forgot to cut in around it... another minor fix on the endless list of to-dos...