What Was This?

I’m not sure what this piece of furniture started out as, but it is a perfect bedside table now! I purchased it a few years ago and had been using it as a bedside table in the guest room. When I finished a piece of furniture that was a better fit for the space I moved this piece out and it waited around for its turn to be updated. This is the way it looked when I bought it…spray painted white and lightly distressed…



All of the pretty details and unique legs drew me to this piece… again not sure what it used to be… but recently I saw something that made me think it may have been an old sewing table…

The same client who had me paint the Green with Envy desk wanted this piece for a bedside table in the same room… so out came the custom green mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and CeCe Caldwell’s clay and chalk paint… so pretty!

It is so much prettier now painted green! I also waxed and buffed it after I lightly distressed it.


Look at all the pretty detail that a new (and better) paint job shows off…


Several layers of tops?…


Love this little finial below!


I just can’t get enough of these legs…


Here it is again… any ideas as to what it might have been originally? What do you think about the sewing cabinet idea?


My client sent me a picture of this setup next to her daughter’s bed and it is sooo perfect for the space! She is using the cabinet area to store books… couldn’t be a better use for this! Her daughter is so proud of her new furniture that she is doing a great job of keeping her books neatly put away now… a nice bonus for Mom don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest update! I’m done with the green paint for now and I have a couple of great coral chalk paint projects almost wrapped up and ready to share!

Until next time…

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Green with Envy Desk and Chair

I have a new client who found this cute little desk and chair at Goodwill…

It had handles, but I removed them before I took this picture… OOPS! I had also already lightly sanded the Formica top because I wanted to make absolutely sure that the paint would properly adhere to it.


The chair is a smaller kids sized chair, in great shape, just kind of blah…


My client wanted the desk and chair painted green, specifically the same green I used on this console table and we decided to paint the handles flat black to coordinate with the other furniture in her room.

The mix is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Versailles & Pure White with CeCe Caldwell’s Spring Green… so pretty!!!


After applying two coats of paint I lightly distressed the desk, applied wax and then buffed it.


The top just looks a little lighter than the body but it’s not, it was just super sunny (and hot and muggy) outside when I was taking these pictures…


I spray painted the chair in flat black, lightly distressed it and then sprayed a few coats of satin poly on it to bring back some shine… a fast and economical solution for this kind of chair… painting the chair by hand… with chalk paint, distressing, waxing and buffing is very time-consuming on a chair with so many spindles… YIKES! After it was complete I was VERY pleased with how the pieces looked together.


I love the set and I hope my youngest client does too…


I really love these kinds of desks, you can usually get them cheap and they are great for kids rooms! My middle daughter still has the one I painted for her 8 years ago! She uses it as a makeup table now and it is just perfect for that too!

Hope you like the set! Now onto my next project… hoping to paint inside with this one 😉

Thanks for stopping by… Until next time!

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