Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Colorful Corner Makeover

Yesterday I talked about painting my DIY Parsons Desk a glossy white, and I finished the chair last night so today I get to share the corner's mini makeover with you!



Here's a sort of before, back from a while ago:

(aren't unstyled, awful "befores" the best? I swear I should throw some dirty laundry in all my before photos and then give all my "afters" a spray tan...)

You can see I changed the art on the wall and moved the desk back to the corner instead of against the window (I go back and forth on this one...). Some paint and the simple addition of the coolest rusty tailgate ever and it's done.



Well, except for the lamp. The base is old but I changed the shade out yesterday - can you see it's still in cellophane? Yeah, I'm probably going to return it -- I tried something fun but I think I might be a boring white lamp shade kind of girl.


I painted the chair with Rustoleum's Sun Yellow and distressed it lightly, then recovered the seat with some West Elm fabric I found at a local fabric discount warehouse months ago.

 
I love all the fun colors together... blues and greens and yellows really do make this girl happy. Can't wait to get to work!!

... not really. :)

Sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick, Home Stories A to Z, The Shabby Creek Cottage

17 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!
    That chair looks so different!!! I love the new color and the fabric!
    What a nice corner!!

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  2. Hey Anna, This is awesome. I love the Chevrolet tailgate. To be honest I didn't even know what it was at first! Great before and After! Lesley

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  3. I love the distressed look. It takes the shock out of it when the kids inevitably ruin the finish.

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  4. Is that a tailgate? Love it! Great pops of color.

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  5. LOVE it!! Tailgate is an awesome piece of art <3

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  6. I love yellow so much. I am painting my front door yellow soon. Looks really great next to the tailgate.

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  7. LOVE that tailgate hanging out in the corner!

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  8. it looks stunning Anna and its all your blog colours too.

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  9. It looks great! I love that chair! Great blog

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  10. What a beautiful space! The colours work together so well and add so much character. The tailgate looks amazing!

    I will definitely think of sun yellow if I ever paint a piece of furniture yellow :)

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  11. I would never have thought of using a tailgate in home decor, but it looks amazing, even if it is a Chevy tailgate ;)

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the pop of color the chair & print brings in.

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  13. love the pop of turquoise from the truck part (whaaaattt??) and the chair fabric.

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  14. Love the tailgate! Love the yellow chair! Love it all, seriously it's just hard to narrow it down! Great job!

    I'm a new follower:)

    I'm co-hosting the link party with Lines Across and I would love it if you would stop by and share, if you haven't already!

    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/05/co-hosting-cure-for-common-monday-linky.html

    Hope to see you there!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  15. That is really a cute space. Love it all!
    I would love if you stopped by my linky party to link it up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  16. WOW, that chair is amazing, i don't think i would have thought of painting the chair yellow, but it looks wonderful!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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