I can’t help but to wonder what took me so long? This little corner of our home was neglected. It was no reflection of my style and it wasn’t ever finished. To be honest I don’t think I had a clue what I wanted so I did nothing. Until finally I couldn’t stand to look at the wall for another minute. Yes it was that bad! I had to make changes.
My desk was in need of some serious love. It got a completely new look with Annie Sloan Unfolded. One of my first furniture makeovers was this crackled bookcase that had to go. It became a catch all for everything that you didn’t want to see. The lamp was blah and completely unnecessary. What I disliked most of all was the wall. The color was a country blue and it appeared that I had no plan when hanging anything. It was unfinished and made no sense. So now you know how much I disliked this little corner.
I started to collect hoops in every size. I wanted a bright and happy space. A place that inspired me to be creative. I gathered vintage napkins and fabrics of all patterns and colors. There is even a hoop with my girls favorite dress. I collected most of the hoops from second hand shops. The Hoop Art was a labor of love. When I finally finished I was so incredibly happy with the look.
My desk was in desperate need of a new look. I decided to use Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in English Yellow. It was going to make my job much easier. I didn’t have to worry about priming or sanding. I wanted to jump for joy! Sometimes I can be inpatient and I wanted it done yesterday. It covered my dark desk like a dream.
I finished my desk with Clear Soft Wax. This soft wax is the key to getting the perfect look. I still need to find the perfect hardware for my desk drawer but overall I’m loving the new look. I’ve been able to clean marks without a problem and the new color is just as bright as the day it was painted. The walls got a fresh coat of paint with Glidden’s Deepest Aqua. I added a succulent and my favorite glass box full of blogger Business Cards.
My next step is to find a new chair for my desk. I would like an upholstered chair. I may pick up a new chair from my favorite thrift shop to makeover. I’ve only upholstered a couple of times but I’m up for the challenge!