I am always searching for more light and space. – Santiago Calatrava
Let me just start by saying I am in love with my table, it is perfect for me and my little space. I honestly didn’t expect that it would come out looking as good as it does. Safe to say my first DIY of 2016 is a winner. Introducing my desk makeover.
When I just got the table from my uncle (thanks uncle Chisepo) I put a bunch of stuff on it. It was my work space, vanity, chopping board, 5 min snooze motivator, I literally used it for everything. With time however I got/made other storage pieces which took the pressure from this particular one. Well I simply just cluttered it with the right kind of tools for this section of the space, I choose to call it organised clutter ;).
I love wood in its natural form and colour but once I removed the clutter the table looked tired, it also had the effect of making the room feel a little grim. So I decided to give it a new lease of life by painting it a nice white gloss colour. Also, Because it’s the largest piece of furniture I have second from my bed white was perfect to brighten up the rest of the space.
When I did this DIY, the intention was to share every stage of the painting process through a series of pictures. I managed to take the pictures but unfortunately I lost the folder containing the photos. If or when they miraculously appear, then I will be sure to do a detailed post of how I went about painting the office table.
In my usual DIY style I did a quick sketch just so I could have a mental picture of the end product. I like crisp, clean and cool spaces so for the 3D views I used white and mint green colours.
Hope you can be inspired to create something new from old furniture or old accent pieces. Dare to be bold, reduce, reuse, recycle . Let me know what your thoughts are , do feel free to comment like or/and share. Thanks for reading :).