Are you ready to see some progress on Miss E’s new big girl room?! I’ve been working on it as much as I can and I am making very slow progress…very slow. I didn’t quite make my goal of having her move in by July 1, I’m thinking August 1 might be a better date at this point. Anyway, today I’m revealing the little desk I put in her room, an Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table.
I’m going with a vintage chic look for her room and I was SO excited when I stumbled upon this 1950’s Vintage Typewriter Table $20! It was the perfect little size for her and I knew I wanted it the second I saw it. But here is the problem, this isn’t what it looked like before. Are you ready to see what it started out as?
It was a painted metal that had several scratches and was chipping.
Confession, this is the VERY first time I have tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Can you believe it? It took me long enough. I received a sample of the Duck Egg Blue Paint at SNAP and it just happened to be the perfect color for my daughter’s room so I decided to give it a try.
My first experience was a success! I’m so excited about how it turned out. It’s such a charming little table and she already loves it.
The sides also pop out to make it a long table, but as you can see they didn’t age that well. They are a little lop sided, so we’ll probably keep them down most of the time.
If you haven’t tried Chalk Paint before, I would give it a shot. It can run a little bit pricey compared to traditional paint, but a little bit goes a long ways and I really like the finish on it. I did 1 coat of Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and then did a few touch-ups and then 2 coats of soft wax.
Now I just need to get a little more time so I can finish more projects in this space!
I originally shared this post on The 36th Avenue as one of my monthly contributor posts.