Monday, October 7, 2013

Born on the 4th, A Tale of 2 Desk

I have a new love,  Born on the 4th of July. It's a gorgeous navy blue & covers in one coat!  

I had just sold 2 chairs that were in the corner of my bedroom & decided I wanted to replace them with a desk. Not because I needed a desk but because I wanted to decorate one.  You understand.  Don't you?  I spent weeks looking for a library table.  I couldn't find anything less than $200 & that was way out of my budget.  Then one night while on FB I saw a post from Mandie at Altar'd.  She had 2 desk she was selling that originally was an antique dining room table split into two.  I remembered I just saw this table on Craig's list a few days before & knew it would be perfect.  It was a great price so hopefully no one snapped it up.  Well, the CL Gods must have been smiling down on me because it was still available. 

I painted this half for me.

But then I decided to take it to a Spring Festival I was doing.  I really needed it for the display & it was perfect with the chair.  (I almost cried when the chair sold!)  I posted this picture on FB & a friend of mine from college wanted one, perfect, I still have the other half!

This was the top, I loved this finish!

My friend wanted her's to be navy so I went with Born on the 4th.

These pictures were staged in my home, I haven't seen it in hers yet.  So are you as in love with navy blue as I am?

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  1. I totally love the navy blue! I love that table!

  2. stunning!!! a great transformation

  3. I love it! And I love navy blue. We are doing our bedroom in navy.

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

  4. Gorgeous! Great job! XOXO, Erica

  5. Love your table finds, Jill!! Also, loving that navy! It's really a great color:)

  6. You know, I've never had a piece of furniture/decor in navy, but you're right...that's a great color! :)

  7. Awesome transformation, Jill and the Navy is super Nice! And for such a wonderful cause too.
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  8. What a fun project!! I have never seen this done before, but they both look great. Thank you so much for sharing! Featuring tomorrow at Redouxinteriors. Party starts at 2:00 PST.

  9. These are so much fun to do! You did a lovely job! <3 it!