Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Desk and Chair Makeover ~ Before and After

DIY Day @ ASPTL


So last week I posted about Kayla’s dresser that I painted, well I knew the minute that I finished with it that I would be doing her desk and chair the exact same way.
Here it is before of the chair and desk. Sorry the desk is all laid out, I was very excited!
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And the after…..
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Ahhhh, much better. Oh and yes if you look very close, (I’m keeping it real) you will see some chips in the paint above and below the drawers. I was trying to get it all put back together before it was completely dry! See I told y’all I was excited. (and yes I spray painted the knobs and pulls with brushed nickel just like I did the dresser)
Oh and don’t you just love that chair?! You see Kayla is unaware but for Christmas (shhh!!) she is getting a new bed in a bag with polka dots on it, kinda similar to the storage cube over to the right in the picture and of course that color is on it. So it will all come together and match perfectly!
Did you notice the little pink and purple jars on the left side of the desk? The big one is a pickle jar and the smaller is a jam jar! I know!! I just spray painted them and it’s perfect for her colored pencils and pen and pencils.
I wonder what I can paint and make over next…Hmmm. Maybe that sewing machine which is holding Kayla’s tv?

30 comments:

Andi said...

That looks fabulous! And the jars are super cute! You did a fabulous job.

Rambling Girl said...

Lovin it! I have been looking for a desk also...maybe soon one will find me...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Looks great! Glad you are feeling better today~

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Wow! You are on a creative roll girl! The desk, chair, and jars look fabulous! You are wicked with some paint!!! Now I have to go read what's been going on with you lately...we haven't talked about it...let me go read.

Feel better,
Misti

Lilith Silvermane said...

Looks great! I love what you have done!

Funny... I was just looking at your remodeling stuff as you were entering my giveaway...YAY!

Have a great day.. don't stress too much.

Molly said...

Looks great! I am sure she will love her new polka dot bedding, too!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love the white and blue! Perfect!

Wendy said...

That looks fantastic!

Kelli said...

Wow, you did a great job! I love the color of the chair.

Sara said...

It looks great! That blue is fabulous. Love it and I'm sure your daughter will too.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable! I love love love the color you chose for the chair. :)

Visiting from Kimba's party! :)

kirstin & jordan said...

oooh! the blue color you chose for the chair is LOVELY!

Beth said...

What a great little desk! The paint did it's magic and the jars are way cute :). Nicely done.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Looks great--and I love the pop of the chair coor.

~ Sarah

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My name is Cheryl said...

Hi there!
I popped over from ASPTL. Love your redo. I used to have a bedroom set like that. I always wondered if it was paintable and real wood. I kept the set until I had children and then gave it away.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love that aqua chair! Great job. And what a great idea with the old jars!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Great makeover! I so love that blue chair at the white desk, cool!

Nancy said...

Oh that looks so good, Joanna!!! great job! Nancy

Kristi said...

Fantastic job. The chair color is fabulous!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love the chair color!

Nancy said...

Paint does wonders! Both turned out so well!

Nancy

MJ said...

Great makeover! I *love* the color of the chair...do you mind sharing the brand/name of the paint that you used?

Thanks!
mjsmith723(at)gmail.com

Sarah said...

The makeover looks great! You did a wonderful job!

~Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! That turned out great! I love the color of the chair!!!

Reese said...

Oh my! I have that desk. It was mine as a teen.
I think I'll have to bring it back from my parents' house for my tween.
Cute!!!!!!

Melissa said...

SUPER great makeover! I love how you took something old, and dated and made it look brand new! Your daughter is going to love her new room, especially when the bedding set comes at Christmas!

Also, LOVE your pickle and jam jars! I haven't thought about spray painting jars!

Melissa :D

fabulousfinishes said...

Like your drop cloth :)

Nice job!

Little Lovables said...

I have this same exact french provencial set in the dresser and vanity with mirror. I love the colors~

momof3girls said...

oh pretty desk! Great job!