Tuesday, April 17, 2012

POWW 84: Furniture Link Party Featuring my Color My World Paint Project Number 2

Happy POWW!  So if you have been following along with the Color My World Challenge, you know that this week's project needed to be a paint project in the color we chose (in my case, coral).  So far, I have introduced coral to my mantle in the living room.  This week I am adding more coral to the dining room (for part one click here) and to living room in the form of a desk, which is going to become my new blogging area I think.  I found this desk on craigslist and Chris was nice enough to pick it up for me.
 AS you can see above I had to clamp it.  It actually had a leaf that was hinged to the top of it.  And it opened to add another leaf.  I removed the hinger leaf, and I secured the desk top so that it was not in two sliding pieces anymore.  I glued, clamped, and used mending plates underneath.  Then I filled in the seam with filler, sanded it down, and you would never know it had been in two pieces.  I primed it and painted it in Ryan Red by Benjamin Moore.  I placed it in the corner of my living room, and love it there!  I also added the gold chalkboard which had not sold (and I was so glad because I got to keep it!). I wrote one of my favorite quotes on it.





And the best part is this view while I blog... trees and mountains!

Make sure to check out all the other paint projects this week for the Color My World Challenge!
Carmel - Our 5th House
Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Vashti and Jamie - Like me Some...

So what furniture projects have you been working on?  

Remember the RULES.

RULES:
1. Your post must be a completed original project and must be a furniture redo or build.
2. Your post must be new to my parties- do not link something you have shared on this blog before.
3. You must be a follower to party here.
4. You must place my button or a text link in your post or sidebar.
5. Leave others some comment love!



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59 comments:

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I love the desk style and color Cas! I think you put together the perfect blogging spot.

Renee said...

Coral is awesome! Great job. (And, that's one of my favorite Frost quotes.)

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

this looks incredible! I'm seriously loving it!

Sarah @ Imperfect Patina said...

I LOVE that color!! Thanks for hosting another great party!!

Cathy Wall said...

I am a sucker for red and I especially love that "corally-red!" This piece is gorgeous Cassie...the view is not too shabby either!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

what a great little blogging spot. love the brass feet. it looks fabulous.

The Far Fifty said...

Love that colour OBVIOUSLY! There's a pair of bamboo end tables for sale on kijiji that are begging for that colour but they're too far away.

Hyphen Interiors said...

PRETTY!! Love it!

Rebecca said...

Wow, Cassie, I love that desk! I've been looking for something exactly like it, more like a writing table. And, the color is FAB!

Paisley Print Shoes said...

I am LOVING that color!!! Nice work!
-Katie

Jessamie Vincent said...

LOVE it and LOVE the color! I'm definitely "pinning" it so I don't forget what color you used!

17 Perth said...

That color is simply awesome. It is perfect for that little space!

Bella said...

What a great spot to blog! The desk itself is gorgeous but painting it in coral is just wow.

And I just found a chair similar to that gray one!

Emily said...

love it!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Gorgeous color! Love it.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

I absolutely love that color. It is perfect against your grays. Happy sitting and blogging at that little beauty!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Cassie, what a pretty pop of color for your blogging spot!! I have been working on a similar table/desk, specifically to link up to your party, but it's in a much more boring color - the coral is just awesome!! And I'm inspired to finish the last coat on my piece after seeing how pretty this looks!

Tiffany said...

I love how your desk turned out. How do you get it looking so smooth and brush stroke free? Also, that is my favorite quote. Love!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

What a perfect color for that table!!! She looks amazing, just like your killer views :)

pam {simple details} said...

Perfect pop of coral, Cassie! It makes that beautiful hardware stand out now! Thanks for hosting the party, I finally finished something to link up! :)

Maury Kilgo said...

SOOO pretty Cassie! That color is gorgeous and I love your chalkboard (how in the world did that not sell?)

Twice Nice said...

coral is really growing on me now! I love how that turned out! Thanks for hosting a party!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love the coral. What a pretty place to blog!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

And with that color...that BOLD Beautiful hue...you have breathed life into Frost's words...

Travel on, Bold Sister...travel on!

J and V said...

Fantastic color on the desk! I love it!

black tag diaries said...

love the desk! that coral is really looking great!!

Ali Richardson said...

LOVE it! Seriously!!!! It looks absolutely perfecto yo!!!!!

suzyq said...

That color is gorgeous - great job
and thanks so much for hosting!
Hugs,
Suzan

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I love the coral! I've been thinking about adding it to my color pallette in our guest room to balance out the gray, yellow and black.

Meghan said...

WOW! That is a serious transformation! The desk had good 'bones' anyway but I just adore the bright colour you chose!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sweet desk, gorgeous color, awesome blogging spot! I love the way your home is coming together and it is so you. I could easily pick it out in a crowd as Cassie's home!

marthaleone said...

Lovely color and I love your dining room colors!

Good Time Charlie said...

So gorgeous, love the burst of color. Wow, you would never know it had all those "flaws" before, it looks show room perfect now!

Megan said...

I'm so happy your using coral on furniture, I just adore that color! I'm so jealous of your view, nothing pretty like that here in Dallas :)

Between Blue and Yellow said...

You know I love that color! Goes great in your house.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Cassie, I love that color and it pairs perfectly with the gold chalkboard!

gail said...

love your desk, great job on the repair Cassie!
even more, I love that view.

gail

Becca said...

Duuuude- Love this one! Big time!
xo Becca

Allison said...

This is one of my favorite pieces that you've done. I love it, Cassie! It's beautiful in coral . Great color and what a lovely spot to blog.

amy of the salvage collection said...

gorgeous w/ a bang! love the style, the shape and the color... as usual!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I'm drooling over every entry! What a great party!

Katie said...

Love your coral desk Cassie! That is definately a gorgeous blogging view!

parkhouselove.com said...

Love the color and love the desk...and you definitely couldn't have a more inspiring view to blog by :)

Christine @ Park House Love

havoc-to-heaven.com said...

Thanks so much for hosting this party! This is the first furniture piece I have done since I started my blog. It was great to have someplace to share it! Love your coral desk.

Missi

stoneandrose.com said...

Thank you for hosting!!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Oh Cassie! I just love the coral!!! I love that piece too! I might have to do a coral piece. The color just pops!

Lissa said...

What a gorgeous color and a gorgeous makeover - love it!

Julie said...

I just linked up my bed makeover from last week :) Love your red desk with the gold chalkboard. Looks great!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the clean, simple lines of this desk and the color is gorgeous!

Kahli said...

love that coral! Great job Cassie!

lemondropdreams said...

Good color choice...and I love the gold chalkboard!!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is so cute! I love how you painted the desk and love the lamp! I would love for you to share this on "Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Heather @ The Junktion said...

Hi Cassie! I've been MIA while on vacation, but so glad to be back. As usual...your piece looks amazing. What a fun pop of color. Makes blogging all the more fun while your doing it from a desk with a pop!!

Deny said...

I love the color of the desk! I am totally writing it down…It is pure perfection!

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Oh I love this desk! It's similar to what I'm looking for for our girls' room. Nice work!!!

Katherines Corner said...

it looks terrific, I like the color. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

Stacey said...

Beautiful color - great choice!
Thanks for linking up!
Stacey :o)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Looks great...but don't link up your linky parties though, pretty please!

Thanks LOTS, Aimee

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