A Pop of Color for an Old Desk!

Bridget brought me this small child’s desk and she had a plan. I didn’t quite see her vision but I went along with her and I’m glad I did. It is nice to paint with colors I don’t usually use and be bolder than I typically am! IMG_3862 This desk was missing it’s hardware, had a broken roll top, was made of sub-par wood, and needed a fair amount of cracks filled. IMG_3863 But, it had potential and Bridget (also a lover of all old things!) saw it! She asked if I could paint it in Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange with Napoleonic Blue highlights. I filled the cracks and the holes where the original hardware was. I cleaned and re-glued the original brass keyhole escutcheon and started painting. It took three coats of paint to completely cover. The result is a happy new desk! BarcelonaDesk1 The new hardware was found by Bridget at Pier 1 Imports. It is perfect in my opinion, bringing the whole desk color scheme together! BarcelonaDesk2 BarcelonaDesk3

A big thank you to Marcy of Lemondrop Designs for the super sweet “to the moon and back” sign painted in Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue. It was the perfect addition to staging this desk. This sign is available for sale as is for $35 or can be customized in a different color.

Marcy creates custom signs of anything you can dream of… and she has some of her own designs ready for purchase if your creative juices aren’t flowing! She and I will be creating custom signs for my kitchen and hallway this week. I will share with you all when they are done! In the meantime, please stop by her Lemondrop Designs Facebook page and tell her I sent you!

Thank you for bringing me this fun piece, Bridget! I hope you and your children enjoy it for years to come!

… Kristin I’ve painted with Barcelona Orange before! Check out this orange mirror! And I’ve painted other child’s desks here.

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