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Aug 292018
 

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When we decided to upgrade Charlotte’s room, one of the things we needed to focus on was her desk. It was plain wood and it wasn’t inspiring at all. I know with her being in Kindergarten this year, she will be spending some time at her desk. And I want her to love it! Here’s how I transformed her desk from blah to amazing!

The way it turned out was actually a happy accident. I didn’t intend it to look like this from the very beginning, but I am absolutely ecstatic with the way it looks. In fact, I would love to have a desk like this in my very own Babe Cave (aka my office)!

The color palette in her room is orange, pale pink and pale turquoise. So I started out by sanding down her desk a bit to give the paint something to adhere to!

DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


Then I painted half her desk in orange…
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


and half in pale turquoise. Notice the irregular border between the two colors!
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


My plan was to originally use painter’s tape to create a sharp line between the two colors and create a color-blocked geometric design. However, when I saw how organic the desk looked with the two colors almost blending together, I fell in love! Instead of creating a sharp contract, I decided to embrace the look. To add a final level of pizzazz, I turned to my gold leaf sheets (I have used them before here). I simply brushed on some glue onto the desk…
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


applied the gold sheets and brushed away the excess! I love the finished look!
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


I love the organic look. And I love the combination of the two colors. The desk basically reminds me of an agate stone, so that’s what we’ve been calling it around here!
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk


To see how we added gorgeous jumbo popsicles (painted right on her wall) to this space, click here!
DIY Agate Stone Desk

DIY Agate Stone Desk

Like the gallery wall above her desk? I’ll be sharing my process on that project in a few days… stay tuned!

What do you think? Like this desk? Would you make one for your home?

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