Chalk Painted Desk

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in decorating for clients, painted furniture | 15 comments

You would want to know my friend Julie.

She’s a listener and she’s thoughtful and she loves to make people feel welcome in her home.

She loves to laugh and to make others laugh.

She’s the kind of lady that you go to when you have something that you really need to have prayed for because you know she’s really going to pray.

And I still love her even though she rolled my house {yes, with toilet paper} when Alabama lost 🙁 and Auburn won.

I’m decorating her office.

I want the space to be everything she is…

…and I want her to smile every time she walks in her new space.

I just finished this desk.

And I think it’s going to be perfect.

Chalk Painted Desk

Chalk Painted Desk

It’s warm.

Chalk Painted Desk

And those yellow flowers add just the right amount of “happy.”

Chalk Painted Desk

I plan on adding a gallery wall full of the pictures she loves the most {her children}.

Chalk Painted Desk

And a super comfy white leather desk chair.

I’m trying to find a way to work in a bit of Crimson… 🙂

{…because who really likes orange anyway?! 🙂 }

Chalk Painted Desk

And if you’re the kind that likes to see a good before and after.

Well here is the before…

Chalk Painted Desk

And here’s the after!

I sanded the top down and added dark wax and polyurethane.

I painted it with Annie Sloan Duck Egg mixed with Pure White.

Then I lightly distressed and clear waxed everything.

Life to the full!


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  1. Love what you do and noticed right off that the swirl on the frame matches the one on the lamp. Perfect choice.

  2. How thoughtful are YOU! Your friend’s desk is definitely special because you put your heart and love into your projects! It looks beautiful!

  3. She sounds like a very special friend and very deserving of the lovely makeover. The desk is beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

  4. Beautiful job! Everyone needs a splash of orange (and blue) in her life…she sounds like a friend that I would love too. WDE.

  5. That turned out beautiful Melissa!!

  6. So pretty Melissa! I love the colour mixture!

  7. The desk was nice before but you made it gorgeous, what a change. So simple but elegant with the twisted base lamp and flowers then the frame, oh my. I know you’re good but know you’ll do your very best with heart for her. Having you for a friend is indeed a privilege. Happy decorating, have fun.
    Let us all see when you’re done ok?

  8. Absolutely gorgeous!

  9. The desk looks beautiful!! Great job Melissa!

  10. Melissa this desk is so pretty, I love the lines. The paint treatment turned out great and love the bulletin board frame. What a lucky friend. I love those style desks but they don’t have enough storage.


  11. Love it !!!! Oh, and WAR EAGLE !!! Love your blog!

  12. I love the color, it turned out beautiful. As for your friend rolling your house, us Bama fans have to let them have fun sometimes. After all, they only win once in a blue moon. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!

    P. S. I never have understood the rolling toilet paper thing???

    Roll Tide!!!!

  13. Absolutely beautiful! I love your choice of color, Melissa!

  14. Gorgeous! Would you mind sharing how many parts blue you used and how much white? I love the color!

  15. Hey there! I’ve been reading your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and
    give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic job!

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