I found this desk at habitat for humanity. When I saw it I immediately knew I wanted it, and I didn't even plan on having an office for blogging back then. I quickly found someone to ask how much it was, because unlike everything else in the store there was no price.
I love how curvy this piece is. And the detail, and the original hardware (swoon). The woman told me it had just been dropped off, the drawers weren't opening because it was summer and it was kept in storage. She said "normally I would charge $80, but because I don't know if it'll open $1."
Well obviously, I took it. $1 for a real piece of furniture. I was even thinking I kind of liked the green, it was different than anything I have, and maybe I could keep it that way.
It was a little too beat up in the green, so I decided to paint it a deep blue, its Behr Distance. This color makes it look a lot lighter than it is in real life. Even with the light pouring in its much darker, and moody and sophisticated.
The detail is so great.
And then I thought maybe I would just keep the gold hardware...but its also pretty beat up.
So I spray painted them this delicious grey called Satin Granite
I love that it makes this very old piece look updated and more modern.
And again just to remind you of the before
And the after
I couldn't be happier with it. I love that it gives this room a huge pop of color.
If you missed me painting the office here it is
Have you painted something recently that you are totally just smitten with?
I link up here
If you'd like to see the full office makeover go here