Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pink Desk and Chair

This desk started out looking like this at the thrift store.  It was very similar to the one in my very first post.

After sanding, it got a nice coat of primer.  Then it was time to use my new spray gun for the first time!  It worked fantastically!  The color I used is Laura Ashley Pale Peony.  I got a whole gallon of it for the price of a quart because they were out of quart sizes.  I know, how could a paint store be out of paint, right?

The desk looked awesome~ pink, wet paint gleaming in the sun, but, well.... what happened next can be read about here.  All I'm saying now is that the poor desk took a terrible tumble and wound up in the furniture ER~

I didn't have the heart to take a picture of the FRESHLY painted, WET desk lying face down in the driveway.  It was ugly!

Of course I had to re-sand, re-prime and re-paint the top and a few other places.  When it fell down, one of the drawers got broken, so I had to fix it, too.  My husband says you can never have too many clamps.  He might be on to something.  :)


After the ordeal, this is how the desk looks today!

I lightly distressed and then used Minwax Paste and Finishing Wax.



The hardware was primed and then got a shot of this~

I just put the hardware in a little box and sprayed it outside.




At Hobby Lobby, I came upon the most adorable pink wrapping paper to line the drawers with!  It matched perfectly! It has various buildings from Paris, sweet little birds and postage stamps on it.


This paper is really cool because the back has a grid to make measuring and cutting a snap!


All finished!  The best part today is when Zach said, "I like it, Mom!" and then crawled under the desk to pose for a pic!

This little $7 chair came from Goodwill.  I thought I would paint it pink to go with the desk.  It was in near perfect condition until I backed over it as we were leaving Goodwill.  Yep, that's right.  I set the chair down by the trunk so I could get my daughter in her carseat.  After loading her up, I hopped in the car and backed up.  I could hear a scratching sound, but couldn't figure out where it was coming from.   Poor chair!  Here is the before, complete with parking lot distressing as can be seen on the left front~


The chair got the same treatment as the desk.  Can you see the little blob on the chair?

                      Really, Bug, you had to do that right there, on my freshly painted chair???!!!

 Here it is today, with the desk!

I also painted these little peg hooks I got at the thrift store for $.25 each to go with the set~

Pink is so much fun! :)

 

22 comments:

Renze said...

Great stuff Kim! I like the idea of spray painting the hardware. I have some really ugly pieces that could use a couple quick shots of paint!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

This looks great! How did you line the drawers? Did you use mod podge or just lay it in the bottom?

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love it! I love me some pink, and this desk went through heck to reach it's cuteness potential! .... Thanks for linking up!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Hi Cathy!
Yes, I modge podged! :)
Kim

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so cute, kim! and i love that zach is not ashamed to love pink. my son, sawyer, embraces pink as well! ;) really a sweet desk and chair, and even hooks to go with it! perfect for a little princess! thanks for sharing at my party!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

I tried using wrapping paper with mod podge and it was terrible! It wrinkled all over, any tips? Yours looks great!

Decor Createur said...

Soo so cute!! Love it! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I look forward to reading yours

Jennifer

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Cathy,
I agree, it is a little more tricky with the wrapping paper. I thought I'd do a little post tomorrow about what works for me! :)
Kim

Chrissie said...

Lovely set. I would say you made it good as new!

Monica said...

Wow what we go through to make stuff look pretty!! Love the color!!

Ali Richardson said...

Hi!! thanks for your sweet comment on blog. I absolutely love your blog and your style! The pink desk, chair, & hooks are adorable. Your post made me laugh out loud :)
Thanks, Ali

Ali Richardson said...

Oh yeah - I'm adding you to my sidebar so I can check back often. Yay for new blog friends ;)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Oh my! I think I'd have cashed it in after it's 'accident'. Kudos to you for starting all over! It's just darling!

Oh, and the bugs. Bugs and, in my house, dog hair. I swear every thing I've ever painted has a strand or two of my dog's hair. It's my trademark now ;)

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- I love how the darling pink desk and chair came out and your story is too cute! The bug- seems like they love fresh paint just like they love lightbulbs, the desk falling over- been there, and backing up into something at a sale- oh yeah... done that too. The finished product looks amazing though, you should be proud- they are darling! Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this~ nice to meet you!! :)

Biljana said...

Great makeover, looks so cute and pretty, bravo:)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Jessica said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pink desk and chair!!

Jessica
http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Super cute! What a great deal on paint!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

I really like this! The pink is so soft and elegant. It must have been so frustrating when you dropped it!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Love the pink desk and chair. I love what a little paint can do. I hope you can stop over to my blog and share your project with my readers. Thanks

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Passion for Paint! Hope you'll drop by again soon!

EmTea Designs said...

LOVE this make over! its stunning!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Oooo...I need a grandbaby girl so I can paint stuff ballerina pink! Love this redo...so nice to see something other than white or blue/grey :)

You'll get a feature :) So glad you could Mi4M!

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