Monday, July 18, 2011

Fresh As A Daisy Desk and Chair

I love this little desk and chair. The desk color is one of my favorites and the pretty floral fabric on the chair makes for a fresh and cheerful combination!


The desk started out with serious drawer issues. They were all pretty much stuck and warped. I seem to be on a roll finding pieces with drawer problems.


And then there was this nasty burn mark on my top. It even smelled smoky! But sanding and wood filler took care of that.


And after a little TLC, she was looking better than new. I went with Sherwin Williams Reflecting Pool. This is one beautiful color! Do you find yourself returning to favorite colors from time-to-time?


And here's my tip of the day - with all those smooth surfaces (yes, I painted the back too), I broke out the roller on this one.


I started by cutting in all the edges with a brush, then rolling out the large surfaces.


I don't use a roller all that often, but I find that this roller works really well for furniture with large smooth surfaces. It's the perfect size and is specially made for doors and cabinets. It always gives a really smooth finish and no lap marks.

I think the concave foam really makes a difference and these little refills are so handy. And the foam is easy to wash, so a single foam refill lasts a good long time. I also use this roller for a smooth finish with chalkboard paint.


So after the repair work and a thorough scrubbing and sanding, I used two coats of paint and did a light distressing on the edges of the desk.








Isn't she pretty?



But a desk needs a chair and this one was sturdy and the perfect size. It is sometimes hard to find a chair that is narrow enough to fit inside a desk.



The frame got two coats of Old White chalk paint. I do like how easy it is to paint chairs with the chalk paint. Then I brushed a little of the Reflecting Pool paint on an index card and headed to the fabric store for a coordinating fabric.











I think this is one fresh and pretty combination!
 

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49 comments:

Marydon said...

What a wonderful re-do Sharon. It is gorgeous. I love rollers for EVERYTHING! Those little teeny tiny rollers are super, too.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

bahar006 said...

Congrats, it's perfect. Blue is the most beautiful color for me. Watching you, loves from Turkey:)

Twice Nice said...

Gorgeous! Where did you purchase the concave roller? I hate the brush strokes I have to deal with on really large flat surfaces! Deb

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so fresh and pretty! i love the color combo going on- so me! and you really saved that desk. i hate when i get pieces with drawer issues- i just spend the day with my dad yesterday repairing a drawer. lucky for me i have a handy dad. :)
so i said noon tomorrow, right? i just want to make sure i am there when i said i would be! :)

Katie said...

Yes! I love this desk! It is absolutely adorable! That color is perfect! I love the chair and the fabric you matched to it also! How did you keep the drawers from pushing in all the way? Did you fix them, or just not push them in. I've had drawers like that before and it drives me crazy! I love this one Sharon!!

Directions Not Included said...

That's a great color!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Great transformation! The fabric on the chair is so fresh and bright!

xoxo
Kathleen

Jenni said...

love the transformation on both the desk and the chair! love the color even more, but then again, i just linked up an exotic sea dresser that i just refinished, so the answer to your question about going to certain colors, YES!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Just lovely, Sharon! I am always inspired by your choice of colors and patterns!

Chrissie said...

So sweet,great color and I love the fun chair. I am a huge fan of those sponge rollers,use them all the time!

NanaDiana said...

It turned out darling. Sticky drawers are awful! You got those fixed then? And, that fabric for the chair- Couldn't be more perfect! xo Diana

The Painted Parlor said...

What an adorable combo! That fabric is awesome, love it!

Julie :)

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

Very lovely! No joke -- I JUST bought that same fabric to redo a desk chair at my house! It's such a great pattern, I love it.

Mommy Minded said...

It is stunning!

Megan
mommyminded.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

Very, very pretty! Love the fabric you chose to cover the seat cushion!

Sunla Designs said...

I LOVE the fabric you used on the chair, and am very tempted to ask you where you got it, but Prince Charming has asked that I not buy any more fabric for the next three months. I don't know if I can make it that long! But I love this project.

Just Jaime said...

Pretty! Love the chair with it and the cushion!

Blessed Momma said...

very pretty! Love the colors :) Stopping by via Vintage wanna bee

Cindy said...

Hi Sharon,
That is so beautiful! I love the color and it is a really sweet little set now!
Hugs, Cindy

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just delightful! I love to use rollers for those big flat spaces--just seems faster sometimes than the sprayer.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love how the desk turned out!That color is so pretty! I was thisclose to having it mixed up one time~ guess I'm going to have to go get some! :) The coordinating fabric on the chair is the perfect finishing touch!

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

Great job. I just finished a desk this weekend in almost the exact same color. Check it out... http://unclutteredlifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/07/makeover-for-frances.html

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Beautiful makeover! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Katie said...

I absolutely love this revamp!

-katie from Sew Woodsy

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

such a CUTE desk! the shape is great and I love those big round knobs. I'm going to have to write down that color- it really is a great shade of aqua. The chair is perfect too. Thanks so much for linking up to the party! :)

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

Wowie that sure is a transformation from blah to ohhhhh Awwwwwwwww =) Love the light blue and the fabric you used!


come link it to my woot woot wednesday linky party!

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Paige said...

this desk looks so nice! great colors in paint and fabric!

Jeanne said...

A beautiful job well done and I love the color too. Awesome. Thanks for the tip on the roller. Good to know.
Hugs, Jeanne

Mom Walds Place said...

So nice to meet you at Vintage Thingie Thursday! Painted furniture is my favorite. What a lovely desk. Thanks for the roller tip. I never thought to do the edges first.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love it! Great job at refinishing.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

LV said...

Great makeover on both pieces. I like the after much better.

Janet said...

Beautiful job! The colors you chose look so amazing together!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Wow! It's so vibrant! I love how playful the chair is and how you didn't hesitate to go bold:)

GoldenValley50 said...

What a transformation! Love the colour and the fabric on the chair matches beautifully. I could sit for hours at this little desk. Great job! ;)Sharyne

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oooh... I love it! That color is gorgeous, and the chair fabric goes perfectly. I am finishing some cabinet painting today, and may break out the old roller, too. I saw too many brush strokes on the doors I finished yesterday... ugh!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a great job!! I wish we had Sherwin Williams paints in the UK where I live. Instead I just get more and more jealous looking at all these gorgeous colours I'll never be able to have!!!

And that's a great tip about using the special 'doors' equipment.

Thank you so much for linking to my Paint, Please party! I've had a lovely look round your blog! I've signed up as your new follower!

Sarahx

Stampin D Amour said...

This is a fantastic repaint! Thanks for the tip on using a concave roller...I never thought of using a roller instead of a brush...I just ordered more Chalk Paint too, so I will try it next time! Love the stuff! :)

-pamela
mybooth96.blogspot.com

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

What a fantastic desk / chair redo. It is adorable. And thanks for the recommendation on the roller.

I am hopping over from Sarah's big paint party. (Link #34)

Fondly,
Glenda

Meg said...

Ah, so nice. I can see that perfectly in a little girls room or in a lovely office. Great job, as usual!

dana @ wonder forest said...

Love it! They look fabulous together too!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

Anne said...

Fabulous make-over! Love the fabric on the chair:)

Colleen said...

I love the color you chose for this desk. I have been so drawn to blue lately. The seat fabric is beautiful. Great job!

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Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is such a wonderful little set, good for you for saving this darling desk. Love the color and the chair and new fabric cushion. Thanks for linking up with VIF,
xo Debra

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, the desk and chair both turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing the tips about the roller. I have a large armoire that I've been wanting to paint, but have been so daunted by the enormity of the project. Never once did it cross my mind to use a roller -- and even if it had, I wouldn't have know which one to use. Nothing holding me back now...thanks for the inspiration and great advice!

I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

Jenn

Michelle said...

This turned out great!! LOVE LOVE IT!! I am visiting from C.R.A.F.T. and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great day and I look forward to seeing you around soon!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

A Lived in Home said...

Love them both!

very merry vintage style said...

What a sweet desk and chair. Great tip on the roller. Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

I'm featuring YOU over in my {take a look at you} post today. Love your furniture re-do. It looks amazing. :) Thank you for linking up! Feel free to grab a featured button.

Ginger
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