Wow! It’s been too long since I’ve been able to post a good Before & After. This little desk & chair project was dragged out for a few weeks, but it’s done now & finally situated in Lily’s room.

I found these pieces on the same day, at different thrift stores I love to frequent. Here’s how I found them in their original, pitiful condition.

I scored the desk for $18 & the chair for $4. I love days like that.

I decided to be adventurous & go with something other than the obvious white choice for the desk, so I went with Hazel by Sherwin Williams. Lily’s walls are Tradewind by SW, mixed at 75%. I knew by painting the desk a color close to the color of the wall, I was taking the risk of people raising an eyebrow & thinking I was trying to match it & missed, but I was willing to take that risk, & I love it.

I was inspired by PB Teen’s Chelsea desk, pictured here. Their price tag: $899, plus an extra $100 for shipping. I like mine better.

The knobs & pulls are from Home Depot. Take note: the exact same ones were over a dollar more per piece at Lowes! (Lowes, get a clue).

I sprayed the chair white & covered the seat in a gray & white stripe from a local fabric market.

Stay tuned–I have a plan for the space above the desk that I think you’ll like. (Just waiting ’til I find that one thing I’m looking for.)

Sharing Hazel & her chair friend at a few of these parties. Check them out!