Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Bee Happy Desk & Chair


Here’s the Bee Happy Desk and chair.

Something tells me it truly is happier now than it was when it looked like this…


It was very structurally sound. I liked the idea that it wasn’t real “heavy” with the right side being open. Seems like it would make a perfect laptop desk.

Since the top was some sort of laminate, I decided to cover it with some vintage book pages and a few fun images of bees and a crown.

The existing hardware was pretty bad….SO…I got four wood knobs, painted them and added the bee detail.

I painted the main body of the desk with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White,

Then I painted the drawer with her Provence paint. I finished with a couple coats of clear and then dark wax on the drawers.


The small chair was also painted in Provence and I used some of the floral fabric in neutrals.


Thanks for stopping in to take a look at this desk makeover. I am in the mood to transform more “lost” pieces…hoping that the yard sales are lucrative this weekend.

See you soon …



  1. That is one fabulous makeover. Love the colors you chose and all the details. Beautiful! Hope your day is great. Tammy

  2. Love this desk. Great color and cute knobs. Love the chair, too. Great idea for the top. I have not used Provence yet.

  3. I love this desk! The knobs are awesome! This is quite a transformation!


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