Evolution of a Desk

I found this desk a while back for only $25.00!  It's solid mahogany and I love it.  I originally painted it in Provence by Annie Sloan.  You can see that post HERE.  Since then we have been working on our living room and Provence just does not match anymore so I opted to repaint this beauty with another Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color-Arles.  It's a nice mellow yellow and it goes great with our gray/yellow/white/black living room.



 I picked up this chair a while back for only $2.50.  You can read that blog post HERE.  I just recovered them in fabric to match and I am so happy with them. 
I used the same fabric to recover the lamp.  Yes, recover the lamp!  We purchased this lamp at IKEA like 5 or 6 yrs ago.  Here is what it looked like before...
It had a burned spot and it was just getting icky, so I just removed the fabric and used spray adhesive to attach the new fabric.  Super easy!

So here is the before and after--all it cost was a jar of paint!

What have you recycled in your house to work with your newest decor?

Linking up to:
Chalk Paint Link Party @ Shades of Amber
POWW @ Primative & Proper
WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
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Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet: Evolution of a Desk

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Evolution of a Desk

I found this desk a while back for only $25.00!  It's solid mahogany and I love it.  I originally painted it in Provence by Annie Sloan.  You can see that post HERE.  Since then we have been working on our living room and Provence just does not match anymore so I opted to repaint this beauty with another Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color-Arles.  It's a nice mellow yellow and it goes great with our gray/yellow/white/black living room.



 I picked up this chair a while back for only $2.50.  You can read that blog post HERE.  I just recovered them in fabric to match and I am so happy with them. 
I used the same fabric to recover the lamp.  Yes, recover the lamp!  We purchased this lamp at IKEA like 5 or 6 yrs ago.  Here is what it looked like before...
It had a burned spot and it was just getting icky, so I just removed the fabric and used spray adhesive to attach the new fabric.  Super easy!

So here is the before and after--all it cost was a jar of paint!

What have you recycled in your house to work with your newest decor?

Linking up to:
Chalk Paint Link Party @ Shades of Amber
POWW @ Primative & Proper
WOW Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Creative Inspirations Linky Party @ Embracing Change


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12 Comments:

At September 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Jamie Conklin said...

I love it!!! We're just moving into our Toluca Lake house and your blog is giving me so many great ideas, and extremely reasonable ones I might add!
Keep up the awesome designs!!

 
At September 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! that pop of yellow is so fun!

 
At September 18, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Jamie! Congrats on the new house! I can't wait to see more pictures...or better yet visit once this baby arrives!!

 
At September 18, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you, Cassie!

 
At September 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Thyme Lule said...

I love the color! It is beautiful! What color is it?

 
At September 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you! It's Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles!

 
At September 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Helen said...

Oh, I love that yellow! SO bold, and I love bold : )

 
At September 19, 2012 at 8:18 AM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you, Helen!

 
At September 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Deidre said...

Now THATS a make-over! What a brilliant "POP" of color! Id say its just what the doctor ordered:) LOVELY!!

 
At September 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you, Deidre!

 
At September 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM , Blogger suzyq said...

I wish I could find a desk like this to do over - it's just gorgeous - and LOVE the color you chose!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
Hugs,
Suzan

 
At September 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Carissa Rasmussen said...

I love how you used the glass knobs and the pulls. I love yellow and I love this desk. I'm keeping my eye out for one to do a similar re-do. Great inspiration!

 

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