The first colorful piece for my white room is in place. I got the desk painted, and I must say I love this color!
I painted it a turquoisey blue color called Harbor by Behr.
(By the way, if you’d like to know how to paint furniture with a brush and get a near flawless, brushstroke-free finish, you can see my tutorial on how to paint cabinets with a brush. I use the same exact process for furniture that I use for cabinets.)
If you’ll remember from the picture last week, I had started painting the desk with Chalk Paint in the color called Barcelona.
If you know me at all, you know that I love, love, love orange. But once the plan for this room started to come together in my head, the orange desk just really felt out of place. Orange might make an appearance in small bits here and there, but it won’t be on any major piece in the room. Instead, I’ll be taking my color cues from the fabric that I used as the shower curtain in the adjoining bathroom.
I’ll be using blues, aquas, greens, and yellows for the most part. So the new desk color will blend nicely.
When I chose the color, I thought it was going to be very similar to the color of the cabinets in my kitchen and breakfast room. But it’s actually quite a bit brighter and bluer than the Hallowed Hush that I used on the cabinets. I didn’t realize how much green my cabinet color had, but you can see the two colors here. The shelf is one that I had in the living room before I built the bookcase, and it’s painted with the kitchen cabinet color.
I didn’t want to use the original drawer pulls on the desk, and just as I was about to leave for Home Depot to pick up some new ones yesterday, I decided that I’d rather get some really cute ones from Hobby Lobby, which of course is closed on Sunday. So I’ll head there today to see if they have some perfect little pulls for my new turquoisey blue desk.
On the window, I’ll be using the green and white zigzag fabric that I bought…well…two years ago.
I know, I know. Chevron is sooooo 2011!! Oh well. It’s what I have, and I’d rather not spend more money on more fabric for a condo that we’re selling. So it’ll have to do. And honestly, I still really like it, and I think it’ll look fantastic in my white room.
And I’ll finally be able to write that tutorial on how to make simple lined, pinch pleated drapery panels that I’ve been promising for a very long time now (probably since I bought this fabric two years ago!!).
In addition to the desk, a lot more was accomplished this weekend. My mom and brother came over Friday and Saturday to help me get stuff done, and we worked hard!! The last flat hollow core door was replaced with a new six panel door, the closet was painted, closet door painted, the new door and trim was painted, the back of the bathroom door was painted, the window sill was cleaned, primed, sanded, and painted, the inside of cabinets were painted.
I mean, we got sooo much done! But sadly, it’s the kind of stuff that makes for really boring blog posts. But even still, it feels good to see that much get done over two days, and I’m so thankful that they came to help me.