Thursday

making progress

The office is still a work in progress...slowly but surely.  The next project all started when Amanda sent me this stunning picture from Lonny.  I'm sure you've seen it by now....


I just love this room and decided some touches of magenta in my office were just what the designer ordered.  You see, the office was starting to look a little drab to me, like it needed something.  So, I started by adding this simple magenta design to the top of the desk.

I started by painting a broad border of pink around the edges.  I let it dry and then taped over it with Frog  tape.


Then, I painted over the whole thing again with magenta paint.  This helps to "seal" the edges and prevents bleed through.  It works every time.


I didn't take a picture of the next step, but I painted over the whole thing with white and then peeled the tape away to reveal my new design!  I probably could have done this the opposite way but for me this was the best way to get the pattern I wanted.

and here she is...










p.s.-the lamp was $2.99 at Goodwill!

13 comments:

jandjhome said...

I'm loving it. So girly and sophisticated.

Cassie Stocker said...

Wow, really fabulous.
I love the choice of color!
:)
-Cassie
www.designstocker.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

That looks fantastic! Great job! wonderful hit of colour and such a pretty detail. Way to go.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Love the pink trim :-)

Cancerian Adventures and Other What Nots said...

Oh wow! This is simply stunning. Great job!!

Jenn @ Handmade Homebody said...

How pretty! I really enjoy your blog. You have such great ideas!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh!! Bethany!! It looks amazing!! I am so glad your adding the pop of magenta!! I cant wait to see it all complete! Girl you totally have inspired me to re-do my craft room and turn it into a more chic sophisticated office! Im have so many ideas tossing in my head I need to just pick one and go with it.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

So so good. A little DIY to fill the soul.


Rashon
www.ilovethrifting.com

Veronica said...

Love this! I just did the same pattern on a server I picked up at Salvo (with AMAZING hardware might I add). I did the server in black and the design in gold... I've since realized I did a crappy job on it and that its too big of piece to be painted black so I'm going to redo it in white. This is inspiration for me though, I'm going to try to do this with a pop of color on the top of a white desk I have also. Thanks!

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StylishIrish said...

Hi there. Found your blog through Beau Lifestyle. This table is great. And that lamp was an amazing bargain! Claire from Stylish Irish

Ann said...

What Goodwill are you going to?! I never find great things like that!!

Katie said...

Hi! I was just wondering what kind of paint you used? And did you remove the tape after the paint was dry or while it was still wet?

Thanks for the help, what a great idea! Super cute!!

Jill Eldring said...

I love it and I LOVE the desk, where did you find such a great desk?

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