Saturday, August 4, 2012

Megan's Pretty Coral Desk Chair

Okay, I managed to avoid my garage for at least a few days in order to recover from our summer tag sale! ... But Megan is counting down the last days of summer before teachers head back to school and she wanted to get a few projects done. First up, a new chair for her home office.


You might remember the vanity she painted last summer in a beautiful combination of Paris Grey and Old White chalk paint. It made it to our summer sale for all of about 5minutes before she decided she needed to keep it as a desk. Good decision, don't you think?


Megan finally found the perfect chair to go with her desk. It just needed a little update.


First she painted the chair in a creamy white we had on hand that is a perfect match to Old White. She just mixed it up with my homemade chalk paint recipe. Now there was a whole lot of red in that chair, so she gave it three coats for thorough coverage. A light distressing and a coat of wax and that was it!


But the real star of the show here is the fabric.  Megan was originally thinking about a yellow and grey color scheme for their home office. But Liam loves maps and Megan recently scored a cool pull down map at a barn sale. She decided to pull out lots of the bright colors from the map instead of focusing on just yellow and grey. And coral has been calling her name recently. So when she spotted this coral and grey combination at JoAnn's, she knew it was a keeper!


Isn't it pretty?
I think it will look awesome with her desk!



And I have to admit, I just love having company in the garage. I am so much more motivated. We got a whole bunch of projects done in the last few days in spite of the crazy heat! So stay tuned, there will be lots more to come!

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26 comments:

Allison@FabRehab said...

That is so gorgeous! I've seen that fabric before...love it!

Korrie Bastian said...

Perfect choice for the desk! Love it.

Amy Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Petticoat Junktion said...

I love the chair and the fabric, beautiful!!!

Hetty said...

Stunning! I love the fabric too, great choice for this chair.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! the fabric is beautiful and adds a nice feminine tough!

NanaDiana said...

I love the chair and I am so glad she kept the desk- It is just beautiful. What fun that you had a worker bee there with you- can't wait to see what all you got done- xo Diana

Good Time Charlie said...

The chair looks so lovely and I love the fabric choice. Thanks for sharing!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love the chair and the fabric is perfect! I wouldn't have been able to let that desk go either.

Megan

Kathy Moody said...

The chair and desk are gorgeous! I love the fabric. I actually have to return to my classroom Tuesday. Can't believe the summer has flown by. HUGS

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

It's fab!! :)

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

The chair (and desk)look gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose!

A Lived in Home said...

What great pieces! Love the fabric!
I would love for you to come link up your homepage at my Get Social Sunday party and show off your blog!
http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday.html

Ali Richardson said...

Beautiful!!!! That fabric is really great!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Great makeover! I'm starting to see more coral lately and love it! It looks so nice with the calm and soothing white.

Angela

Brandi said...

Such a pretty chair. Love that fabric.

bj said...

Both the "desk" and the chair are awesome..I am just dying to try the French Grey...I haven't used chalk paint yet but plan to put it on my project list.
I will look at your recipe and see if I think I can do it.

So many people love your cute potting bench and the others. Just so much fun.:)

Kimberly Sminkey said...

That chair is fabulous and I don't think I could have parted with that lovely desk either!

Meegan Fast said...

Wow. Just gorgeous! Love your chalk paint recipe too.
Thanks for sharing!

Stacia Liechty said...

beautiful fabric! I've been toying with the idea of adding coral to my decor too, its a gorgeous color! new follower, here via someday crafts. I'd love if you stopped by my brand new blog, http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

sara @ applestone drive said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love the chair! Great job! Stopping by from the party at Southern Lovely!

sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Love this, its so bright and light :) found you at Southern lovely link up

Katherines Corner said...

The desk and chair are lovely. Just wondering how I can get that chair into my art room, giggle. xo P.S. I hope to see you at the hop tomorrow

suzyq said...

It turned out just beautiful Elizabeth!!!!
Love it
:)

Debi Bolocofsky said...

These are so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Perfect! That's a gorgeous desk and the chair is beautiful. Love it painted white and especially love the gray and coral fabric - stunning! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy