Anyhow, to wrap up this crazy week, I have a fabulous guest poster who happens to be a fabulous friend of mine as well as an awesome business partner in our venture, persephone. Sarah, aka The Thriftress, is one talented and creative lady and I am so lucky to have her in my life! It's so fun to do something you love with someone you love who makes it even more fun! Sarah is going to share with you an awesome makeover today (you are going to L-O-V-E it!). Before we get to that I am going to show you a couple of my favorite images from Sarah's blog....
How cute is her daughter's room? The bright green Jenny Lind bed is amazing!
And an all time favorite is her Christmas mantle from last year.... How awesome is that deer?
Sarah has a great style and mixes traditional with edgy vintage.... I think you are going to love her if you don't already! Here she is...
Hello Primitive and Proper readers! I'm Sarah from the blog The Thriftress and I am beyond thrilled to be here today. This week I've been doing a series of furniture before and after projects at my blog. What better way to end this week-long extravaganza than with a furniture transformation guest post for my pal Cassie?
I found this little guy via Craigslist. I loved the petite size and campaign style - perfect for the small space where I needed a desk in our family room.
I started the makeover by removing the hardware and drawers. I gave the body of the desk a good cleaning and quick sanding to smooth out a few scratches and dings. Then I applied two coats of homemade chalk paint using Glidden paint plus primer in Deepest Aqua. (I love to make my own chalk paint with paint plus primer. The coverage is perfect if you want a minimally distressed or sleek, solid finish for your piece.)
At first, I considered painting a herringbone pattern on the drawer fronts. But after the desk body was dry I put the drawers back in and loved the contrast between the dark wood and aqua paint. This look totally works in our warm, rustic family room and my brown chevron curtains!
For the finishing touches the hardware was rub n buffed with antique gold and I scored the fabulous barrel back rolling chair at my local Salvation Army for $20. I think they make quite the pair.
I've been blogging from this spot for a few days and find that I am way more productive here than lounging on the couch. The kids went back to school this week and I've found a way to capture a little bit of that scholarly excitement for myself!
here. Thanks for joining me for this campaign desk makeover and thanks to Cassie for having me!