Remember the colorful desk inspiration post?  Well, I was certainly inspired… and here is the result!  A few weeks ago I knew we needed another desk, and I knew I wanted to add a pop of color to our grey & white bedroom.  I fell in love with this desk a year ago because it has so much storage space (crucial in our one bedroom apartment) also this desk is wide but not that deep (again, perfect for apartment living).  We have the same desk in our office area (in black) but it was quickly taken over by my boyfriend, so when we ordered another one I knew I had to make it look completely different.

After a quick sanding, and a few coats of Benjamin Moore’s Aura Paint (my go to for furniture painting) in “electric orange” it was good to go.  The color was inspired by my two little Hermes boxes that I keep pens, etc. in… I think I was the only person at the hardware store trying to match Hermes orange, but I found it!  The Aura paint is so amazing I was even able to paint the metal drawer pulls to keep the look monochromatic.

Then came the best part- accessorizing!

Needless to say, the boyfriend and I now have 2 very different work spaces.  I’m hopeful that this bright orange desk will inspire creativity while blogging, and keep me awake while studying for law school!


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18 Responses to My Desk Makeover

  1. glow47 says:

    I lile the desk, not to found of the chair. lol

  2. CinZilicious says:

    omg, i love the transformation of the desk!!!!! The color is sooooooooooo Hermes, great job!!! I love how you decorated the desk as well, with the lovely white roses, along with the 4 mirrors on the wall.

    Great inspiration post for room/furniture make over, hehe

    Have a fab weekend!!!!


  3. Jeni Johnson says:

    I like it, orange evokes happiness and childishness..I especially love the 4 mirrors above. Well done!!! :)

  4. Jeni Johnson says:

    Oh, and the lucite chair!!!! Awesome modern cohesion!!!!!!!!!!

  5. avecelan says:

    Orange is one of my favorites. The makeover looks great!

  6. great work space! I love the mirrors! :)

  7. Those mirrors are gorgeous! I love how you’ve grouped them. And the orange is so fresh — great work

  8. Alex says:

    I love the color! Where did you buy the desk?

  9. love all of it! Where is the desk from?

  10. sueathome says:

    What a difference! It looks gorgy!

  11. Kristen says:

    Love the pop of color! Where are the four mirrors from?

  12. Kyla K Rowe says:

    Amelia, I am redoing my (much smaller) home office and went back in time in your blog to find this post. Any dos/don’ts on painting wood in terms of how many coats of paint and whatnot to be sure it doesn’t flake or chip? -Kyla

    • thechicagolifeblog says:

      Hey Girl! How are you?? I always sand it really well (we have an inexpensive but really effective power sander) then as long as I’m using Benjamin Moore Aura paint two coats does the trick! I also love having glass cut to put on the top of painted desks, dressers, etc. so you really never have to worry about it! xx

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