Anyhoo, a month or so ago I bought a small one drawer desk and mid-century modern chair from a young lady who was moving. Already knowing where I wanted it to go meant that it wouldn't take me long to knock it out.
The desk is pretty
basic classic in Old Ochre, but she can get to the ball with the pretty little pedicure. I have been wanting to dip some furniture legs since I first saw Cassie do it on Primitive & Proper .
I decided to go for a touch of glam and used gold for her little toe dip. I really like the effect of dressing her up a bit. I repeated the gold on her original wood handle too since it was such a simple design.
Lined the drawer with the same fabric I used to cover the chair, and refinished the wood top with a dark Jacobean stain and antique oil finish.
For the chair I decided to go with a bright springy green that I'm loving right now. It pulled out the green in the fabric and added a little mid-century mod pop to the set.
A couple of lamps got a similar coat of paint. I don't know why I've really been into lamps lately. They are rather addicting fast finishes. I had some fun with their shades again too. This one has some dandelions blowing in the wind, and though you can't see it in the photo, there is some sparkle on that white fluff. I wasn't so sure I was completely happy with it, but then my teenage daughter made a comment like "cool lamp Mom", and everybody knows that pulling a compliment out of your teenager is almost next to impossible so I'm not changing a darn thing on that lamp! After all teenagers "know" everything there is to know right? ;-)
This second lamp was a takeoff from a lampshade that I saw the other day at Lowe's. The Lowe's lampshade had embroidery on the inside of the shade that really only showed up when the light was on. My version is not quite that subtle.
Here take a peek. On the inside of the lampshade I adhered a bunch of different shapes that I had cut using my Silhouette. They really pop out when the lamp is turned on and it is just such a fun easy way to pump up a very plain, simple lampshade.
So that's what I've been up to lately. My paint has arrived so now it's back to the workshop and another completion. Thanks for stopping by!