Double Take: Before & After Teal Desk

I had plans to get this post up last Wednesday, but things didn’t go as planned. I suffered from a severe eye allergic reaction for most of Wednesday. That was the first time that ever happened to me! My eyes were so swollen that I looked like I just went 10 rounds in a boxing match. I looked like this.

My face is all better now though. Anyway to the point of this post. I purchased this desk about 3 months ago for $50 and for those 3 months I debated on whether to leave it black, paint it white or a color. Last week I decided to paint it a color.
I painted it teal, Lagoon by Rustoleum to be correct. I just love that color to death and I figured that side of the room needed some color against the white wall.
Isn’t it pretty? With the matching teal mirror. Speaking of the mirror it used to be on another wall in my room, but I decided I’d rather use it as vanity/desk.
The lampshade may need some dressing up because I’m not completely loving the all white look. I’m also a little torn on what to do with this chair. For now it has been sitting primed with the same cobalt fabric that’s on the chair.
 I haven’t stapled down the fabric because I’m leaning toward a pattern for the chair, maybe something geometric like chevron or a nice ikat or maybe even a floral fabric.


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Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects

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Kahli was born one minute after Milla. She is a pinterest addict and will dedicate numerous hours to cataloging inspiration.

7 Responses to Double Take: Before & After Teal Desk

  1. Katie @ Wildwood Creek

    Beautiful desk and mirror! You know I love anything blue, green, teal, etc…..

    • Kahli

      That’s like the best color on earth. Every room could use a little blue lol.

  2. BeezRentalDesigns

    Oooh that desk would look so good in my bedroom! lol Great job. I think a pattern would look lovely on your chair seat. You could even take a strip of it and make a ribbon to pin to the bottom of your lamp shade. If its pinned, you can remove it when you want a change without ruining the lampshade. What ever you decide, I know it will be lovely. Hope you’ll share it at Frugal Treasures Tuesday.

  3. cassie

    love the bright color and the lines of this piece! so glad your face is back to normal, too. 😉

    • Kahli

      Me too! Milla wouldn’t let me leave the house until I looked normal again lol.

  4. Meeha

    I LOVE the new color and the cool way you paired it with the peacock blue chair! Good job!

  5. BeezRentalDesigns

    Hiya Kahli Milla,
    Wanted you to know you’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations!
    You can find the details on my blog.

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