When one can’t sew, one must find some other way to fill one’s time. This street find, when we stumbled upon it, was sturdy and cute, but had a horrible 70s vibe.To transform, simply apply 2 coats of Dulux ‘Olive Fizz’ (3/4 strength) and you get a cute little work desk for your bedroom.
The paint is a high gloss oil paint, which I had instructed my husband NOT to buy. I wanted a water–based semi gloss so that I could distress it, but he listened to the ‘helpful’ Bunnings worker and bought this instead. Oh well, could have been worse! This colour goes perfectly with my Orla Kiely bed linen. I think I’ll need to get new handles eventually, but might hold off until daycare starts again.
I’ve pictured the desk also with a quilt that I made (long ago) with Moda ‘
This desk replaces an old dining table which I’ve been using. The printer will be installed under the stairs once we renovate that space into a study nook for the kids.
Hopefully I’ll knock over a few more home projects while waiting for my machine to come home to me.