Every girl heading back-to-school needs a desk.
And if she's a college student moving into her first apartment, she needs a dresser, a nightstand and a mirror too!
I recently completed this project for Molly. Her mom came to visit me in the spring and we went snooping through the garage together. I had just picked up this dresser and nightstand at an estate sale.
And this desk has been hiding in the dark recesses of my garage for a while now.
Molly was hoping for a chair with an upholstered seat and I was thrilled when this one popped up at a yard sale.
It's sometimes hard to find a chair narrow enough to fit the opening of an older desk and this one was perfect!
The color is Martha Stewart's Popcorn mixed in Behr's Premium Plus, then mixed with my homemade chalk paint recipe. I'm still painting the majority of my furniture in the homemade chalk paint. It mixes easily, covers great and I just really like the flatter finish. I still prep with a light sanding and a good scrubbing with TSP Substitute. And my go-to top coat on most pieces is clear Fiddes & Sons wax. It goes on smoothly and dries really fast. I had been using a wax brush for a while, but found that I really prefer a soft cloth for application and buffing.
I love the floral detail on the chair.
And Molly chose a fun fabric for the seat!
We updated all the hardware for a fresh look and to coordinate the pieces.
I thought this nightstand was especially cute!
Molly is attending a small liberal arts college in my hometown - how is that for a unexpected coincidence!
I hope your school year is off to a great start Molly.
It was pleasure working with you and you mom!
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