Beautifully bold color choices by Heather from Inspire me Heather take this wooden desk from simple to fabulous!
I came across a super cute desk at a good price. It was all wood and the drawers slid smoothly. It was missing a knob but that was okay. It looked a little plain looking in just wood and so I thought I would paint it up and make it a little more “Country Chic”.
I picked Country Chic Paint Cherry Blossom which is a gorgeous pink and Vanilla Frosting which is just slightly off-white and then Tough Coat to protect it.
I removed the hardware and washed my desk down with a little soap and water. I painted my desk all over first because I wanted a colour to show through slightly when I distressed it.
When I painted, I used a foam roller to avoid any brush strokes a regular paint brush might leave. The paint levels itself nicely and it dries quickly. I love the fact that is VOC free and odourless to!
When my desk had two coats of each paint colour on – Cherry Blossom for the actual desk and Vanilla Frosting for the drawers – I let them dry for a couple of days. I used my sandpaper to slightly distress my desk and then I applied Country Chic Paint Tough Coat with a foam brush.
Tough Coat works great over painted pieces, it makes my furniture scratch-resistant and will help protect it from any abuse it might get as a working surface.
When my top coat was dry I put my drawers back in and put some new hardware on – it’s done!
Perfect for a little girls room, I think.
Heather is the founder and editor of a DIY blog in charge of bringing you creative inspiration on current home décor and design trends. Along with her husband and son they have been restoring their 1920's Craftsman Bungalow with a farmhouse feel and coastal influences. Located minutes from the ocean on Vancouver Island, BC Canada their home is described as an eclectic mix and a work in progress. With a passion for cottage gardening and vintage chic décor, Heather and her family rely heavily on their own sweat and tears by re-furbishing, re-purposing and doing it themselves!
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