When Mr. Lively and I moved, I was hitting the CL pretty hard.
One of my scores was a yellow and green bamboo desk for the guest room.
As you can see it had great bones but the color story wasn’t quite my jam. So I went to town with paint. Which meant last week before our families visited for Thanksgiving I spent three days in and out of the same paint splotted sweatpants and shirt working on my masterpiece.
Maybe masterpiece might be a bit of an overstatement, but it did consume much of my time and was worth the effort in the end.
A coat of primer, two coats of white semi-gloss, two coats of Polycrlic, and a coat of Liquid Leaf later… I was left with this.
Thanks to Kim’s painting tutorial and my friend Stacia who
helped recover recovered the seat for me in my new favorite color and fabric (cerulean blue velvet) I was all done just before the folks arrived.
I cannot wait to start consulting at this desk from time to time. The guest room turned out to be one of my favorite places in the apartment. Well, that and the bedroom. And the master bath. And the living room… Okay, I love it all but the guest room has a special place in my heart.
Oh, and there is one last surprise…
I lined the drawers with leftover wallpaper from the master bedroom.
Done and done.