As you know, I am always painting furniture, it is what I do. What I don't do, nearly often enough, is paint furniture for my own home...sure, I have lots of pieces I'd like to paint, but they keep slipping down the list as I am kept busy painting pieces to sell, and painting pieces for others.
Not that I'm complaining, I am thankful and grateful that I get to do what I love as a job!
I have a mental list of things that I am on the lookout for for my own home, and one of these things was a desk with a hutch for my little boy. A few weeks back, I walked into one of my local haunts, and this was waiting for me...
Granted, it is a little on the large side, but it was solid timber, had lovely t&g backing on the hutch, and was a great price. It had to come home with me!
My son has great taste, like his Mum ;) When I did this bookcase, he fell in love with the colour, and requested the same for his desk.
I mixed up my favourite blend of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Antibes Green and painted on two coats, before distressing and waxing with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.
Here it is...
I styled the desk up how I would like it to look, but it will look very different when my 6 year old boy has had his way with it ;) I have promised to share photos once it is in his room.
He is sitting beside me right now and just saw the photos of 'his' desk and said 'oh why have you got all that pretty stuff on my desk?' haha!
Once the desk is in his room I am going to make a custom fitted notice board to fit in the gap between the desk top and bottom of the hutch.
The chair belongs at my desk, and is a keeper. I had it done a few years ago and absolutely love it.
Obviously the shelf at the bottom for the computer tower is no longer required in this day and age lol...still working out what to do with that. I will probably install a shelf in there and try and find some baskets to fit. If you have any other ideas, I am all ears!
Here it is in my showroom this morning with the bookcase of the same colour...this sold some time ago and it is being picked up this week.
Think it might be time to paint something a different colour now...although I do have a custom job to start on in guess what, the same colour :)
Just as well I love it!
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