I took this desk:
Originally it was plain wood. My dad painted it white for my daughter's room. She enjoyed it for awhile, BUT she is a hoarder. It is a Dickey characteristic. There wasn't enough room in the small drawers for all her
This baby went out to the garage and sat for a month. I had some Watery (Sherwin Williams) left over from my entry table and decided this would be a great paint for this desk. I made my own version of chalk paint and had at it. I also spray painted the hardware silver to match. I roughed up the paint a bit to show the white underneath and finished it off with a coat of wax. The drawers were already lined with faux vintage newspaper so I left them alone. I added a wicker basket I had on hand to the middle compartment. It fit perfectly. Love it when that happens. I have to add the other knob to the top drawer still. The screw is stripped and I am having a hard time getting it out.
After finishing it I realized it would be nice to have a matching chair. I pulled one out from my collection and painted it to match. If I had been thinking I would have actually used a different chair with the same lines, but I had already painted it grey. Darn it. Oh well, this one will work. Don't the make a cute couple? Sometimes opposites attract.
I still need to cover the chair pad and will be looking for a fabulous beachy fabric for this. This piece is dainty and would fit in small spaces. A great looking beach type feel. It brightens up my garage well! I am planning on selling this piece. Interested?