Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Clients and friends of mine are always telling me their "want lists" so when my good friend Shey needed a petite sized desk for her daughter's bedroom without spending fortune I knew just what to do.

I had found the week earlier a curbside a desk and chair that fit the bill.  The desk was sturdy and in overall good shape with the exception of a small chip in one of the drawers.

I painted the desk with leftover white paint to match Shey's all white shabby chic decor. The chair was painted in Sherwin Williams Nurture Green SW 6541. I used leftover pink, red, and cream spray paint for the hardware. By lightly spraying the red over the hot pink the colors blended to make a beautiful coral color in the rug. After one coat, I pumped the cream colored spray paint to achieve a splattered look.

Then took discontinued fabric books and cut strips of the swatches so that I could mix up the patterns and still have it cover the entire bottoms of the drawers while keeping a cohesive design. I glued the fabric using Satin Modge Podge ( can also use watered down white glue). Let dry and then lightly distressed chair with sandpaper.

This whole project cost me nothing but my time... 4 hours + leftover supplies = one happy little girl ready for the school year.

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