Monday, September 16, 2013

Navy Blue Desk

I’m normally not much of a “blue” person, but every once in a while it just seems like the perfect color!  Case in point…this little desk.

Red Hen Home Navy Desk 2

When I picked it up at a thrift store, it had seen better days.  You can get a little hint of how scratched and faded the top was here…

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It had this little chair sitting with it.  Although they were not really the same style, it fit perfectly, and I kind of liked the contrast of the streamlined desk with the pretty turned legs on the chair.  I didn’t notice until I got home that one of the dowels was missing, but it was an easy fix after drilling out what remained of the old dowel.

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I used the navy blue paint leftover from my office project (Sherwin Williams Naval, BTW).  I had originally planned on staining the top, but it wasn’t cooperative to that idea…ever have a project like that?

Red Hen Home Navy Desk 4

I brightened up the pulls and the metal trim on the legs with some Rub-n-Buff (love that stuff!), and the seat got a bright new fabric.

Red Hen Home Navy Desk 3

I had cherished some hopes that this little desk might actually stay in our office; I imagined it floating in the middle of the room…however, I wasn’t crazy about it when I tried it out.  I don’t think it was big enough to fill the space.

Red Hen Home Navy Desk 1

So it went home with a sweet young woman who was going back to school.  It was fun to enjoy it for a little while!

Thanks to Knick of Time for featuring this project!


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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great desk, Korrie, and I love that color! The chair worked out well with it, too.

Miss Charming said...

I love that desk! Perfect pairing of the color and hardware, Korrie.

Jaime Costiglio said...

Korrie love that, navy blue is soooo hard to photograph so I can imagine it's even better in person. Great redo.

Cassie Bustamante said...

LOVE this! you know how i feel about navy and gold- it's the best!

Hetty said...

What can I say: I love navy! This desk and chair look fabulous Korrie!

SImple and Serene Living said...

I am such a blue person. Love it :)

Full Circle Creations said...

Gorgeous! I love blue! It is my favorite color! Love how sweet this little desk is and I'm glad it found a new home.

Rasmussen Family said...

perfect navy! love it

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Really, really love this! You chose the perfect color and the fabric on that chair just looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

I'm not really a blue person either but this is beautiful! Perfect shade! I still haven't tried the rub n buff--gonna have to. :)

Rachel said...

Blue is a perfectly perfect color to choose. :) Might have something to do with blue being my favorite color (and red, I have two because I'm weird that way).

In the next life, I want my mansion (garage) to be next to yours so I can sit and watch you do your magic.

My Repurposed Life said...

this desk makes me smile Korrie! I love the color... so happy she's off to a new home to be loved.

Number Fifty-Three said...

I'm not a huge blue fan, either, but navy...I love! It looks fantastic w/ the brass hardware, too!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Always a great job ~


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great desk and chair and I love the navy color. It looks fabulous with the touch of gold you've added too. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live tomorrow afternoon. Hugs, Marty

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh I love the blue with a touch of gold! Great fabric too!

Unknown said...

that is a great table! I found you through Pinterest.