Sunday, July 10, 2011

First Project

Inspired by Thrifty Decor Chick.....

I started work on the desk tonight - sanding it down in order to prime and paint it.
I brought this home from our garage sale when it didn't sell. It needs help, but it's a pretty solid little desk. The boys will need one eventually for schoolwork, so I thought I'd bring it home and restore it. With a little wood glue here and there, new drawer-pulls, and some paint (it's veneer), I think it could be a cute desk.
This is where I need opinions: I want it to look boy-ish, but not little boy-ish; I don't want them to outgrow the style. My idea is to paint it white/cream and either navy blue or forest green. What do you think? And should I paint the body of the desk white, or the dark color? (In my head, the white looks better, with dark drawers, but I'm thinking about pencil marks on the top of it.....)
I am so insecure when it comes to decisions like this. Any opinions are welcome and appreciated.


Carrie Roer said...

Hooray for Thrifty Decor Chick! :)

Such a nice little desk! Here's an idea -- paint the whole desk in the solid darker color, then get some nice solid white knobs (

Carrie Roer said...

Ooo did you see this most recent post from Ms. Thrifty? -- Check out the pulls she chose! Maybe you could find some chunky ones like that that are a little more "boy-ish"!

Rachel said...

I do really like those pulls! At the bottom of her before and after posts, she links to LOTS of other ones (don't know how she does that), and I had seen ones similar to those on a dresser someone had done. I like them because they're modern, but not trendy - in 20 years, I think they'll still look timeless. Thanks for the tip! (I've mostly been reading her back-blogs, so I hadn't caught this newest one.)