It’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to paint a piece for Studio. Between custom paint orders and developing classes I don’t get a lot of free time. This desk has been sitting around the Studio for quite a while and I really wanted to work on it. I found an inspiration piece on Pinterest and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
My inspiration piece was a shabby white and, honestly, after cleaning and scuff sanding I primed and started painting it white. But when I finished painting the drawers it was beginning to look pretty boring with all that white; new plan. I headed to the paint cabinet and found three cans of left over paint in various shades of blue. I custom mixed till I came up with the perfect color for this two-piece desk and hutch.
The backing on the hutch had holes cut into it for cords so I removed it and replaced with new beadboard. Every edge got a heavy-handed distressing then I stained over the paint before sealing the entire piece. It looks like a totally different piece with its fresh new paint color.
This piece would look just as good in a kitchen displaying pretty pitchers and dishes as it would in a study or bedroom loaded with books and photos. It’s for sale and in the Studio.
6 thoughts on “Blonde desk turns blue”
It looks amazing. Love it.
Thanks, Deb! I’m happy with the results.
Super piece!!! The colour is lovely. Good job mixing those up! I do love beadboard. I live in a mobile home and want to put some in my ensuite and go right over the crappy wallpaper in there! and with a little paint like you did, it would look amazing.
I enjoy your blog and really look forward to seeing what’s up next.
Thanks, Sue. I actually intended the beadboard to run up and down but had it cut incorrectly so had to choice but to run it horizontally, but was so glad I did! would love to see some pics of your en suite when you’re done.
Nice job and so different from the original finish!
Thank you, Robin!