boy's room desk makeover




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Hello and Happy Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week! All week, swpaintingweek.com will feature color inspiration, painting ideas, expert tips, product information and one-of-a-kind projects from DIY design bloggers and professional designers. Then, the big Memorial Day sale will kick off (heads up!) May 17-25 when all paints and stains will be 30% off.

Here is the project that I've been working on.



You remember the thrift store desk and chair for my oldest son's room? I got the chair for $5 and the desk for $20.



I used SW 2848 Roycroft Pewter on the desk in the Emerald brand paint. I wanted a color that would be strong, classic and could grow older with him. I used my trusty sprayer and then topped with a coat of polycrylic. Then I let it sit in the garage for a week to really harden up before we brought it downstairs.  


For the chair, I wanted a fun contrast so I used Sherwin-Williams Fireweed (SW 6328) , (a perfect red!) and used a basic ticking stripe fabric for the chair. The wall color is Sherwin-Williams Perfect Greige (SW 6073)


And do you remember the maps that I got back in Virginia for 90 cents?! Here is one of my favorites:



For accessories, we used a bucket full of pencils, an old pencil sharpener spray painted navy, and a clearance desk lamp.




He loves having a desk and has already filled it with boy treasures. We're working on the rest of the room, more to come!


Update: giveaway is now closed. Winner is #82 Julie Wood -- congratulations!
And now to celebrate National Painting Week, we're giving away a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card! Just let me know in the comments what paint project is next on your list. And don't forget to see all of the inspiring projects at swpaintingweek.com 

Happy Painting!


* I partnered with Sherwin-Williams on this post because I love their company and paint-- I only team up and receive compensation with companies/brands that I can stand by. Opinions, ideas, pictures writing are 100% mine – full disclosure here.

85 comments:

  1. My next paint project is a bunch of flower pots for spring planting!!

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  2. The front door is my next paint project. Can't wait to add some color to the house.

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  3. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house. Almost every room is going to need a paint update, so our next project is a whole house. (Just a little overwhelming, ha!)

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  4. Painting my son's room before he comes home from college for the summer!!!

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  5. I have 4 new kitchen table chairs that need painting and a hand-me-down wood coffee table that needs painting.

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  6. My next paint project is using SW Bitter Chocolate on my front door and shutters. Just waiting for the paint sale on the 17th!

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  7. I just recently picked up an old dresser set that someone was throwing away! I love to recycle and the set I had did not match. I want to repaint it to match the décor in my bedroom.

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  8. I'm painting the bottom half of a hutch I bought of craigslist to be our new TV stand. We just painted part of the kitchen and need to finish the other side and we have the paint for our bathroom and chalkboard paint for the back of the kids bedroom doors. :) We have a whole lot of painting to do....maybe we might get around to the master bedroom.

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  9. Kristen Madson5/11/15, 8:31 AM

    I need to paint my bathroom and my son has a desk we need to refinish as well!

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  10. I need to paint my shed. And my bathroom.

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  11. I want a bar/ buffet for the corner of our living room! We're looking for a used piece, so I know it's going to need some refreshing! Thanks for hosting!

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  12. Shannon Howard5/11/15, 8:42 AM

    The front door!!! Can't stand to look at the beige door, anymore!!

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  13. I have been painting my hanging baskets and getting them ready for the summer plants I bought. Here in TX it gets hot so soon. It's fun to see the fresh colors of moss rose, vinca and salvia again.

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  14. Natalie Bogren5/11/15, 8:45 AM

    I need to paint my whole house, but next on the list is my entry and hallway!

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  15. Great job! I need to paint a wooden Fisher Price baby chair I've had for 20 years for Grandchildren. Maybe a pale yellow?

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  16. Oh my gosh, love it! Love that red also! I SOOOOO need this! Thanks for the chance, I have a little boys room that is screaming for paint!

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  17. The desk and chair turned out great!
    We are moving into a roomy rental. In the listing it said "bright paint colors, willing to adapt". We found out that means, repaint at your own cost with our approval of the new paint color. We would really like to repaint some of the rooms as well as some headboards in need of fresh paint. Thanks!

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  18. Heidi Embrey5/11/15, 9:00 AM

    Nice job on the desk! I want to do some accent walls and have a few murals I've been planning for around the house.

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  19. Laura @ The Salty Kitchen5/11/15, 9:13 AM

    Next on my list is to paint my living room and kitchen.....BIG project!!

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  20. Looks great! Our next paint project is our living room and kitchen. And we have plenty of more rooms to do after that, also!

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  21. My next paint project is either my living room or hallway.

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  22. I have a long list of things to paint, but first up is the bathroom cabinets in the master bedroom!

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  23. I need to paint the walls in my dining room!

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  24. Amber Thomas5/11/15, 10:05 AM

    Painting is my therapy!!!! My next paint project is to paint our kitchen cabinets based on your tutorial. I can't wait to get it started!! We are putting concrete on our countertops this weekend so cabinets are next.

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  25. I'd love to paint the master bedroom!

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  26. I want to paint a kitchen island that I have to spruce it up. :)

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  27. my deck and kitchen cabinets. 2 huge projects I have been avoiding but want desperately want done.

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  28. My next painting project is my sons room and our Master. Where did you get the map?

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  29. Kristina Anderson5/11/15, 10:39 AM

    We're just getting ready to do a bathroom remodel which will need a new paint job!

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  30. I have a set of bunk beds that needs a good paint job!

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  31. I am currently painting our computer room. I would like to paint the end table in my living room as well.


    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I have been planning to paint my kitchen cabinets, but can't seem to find the right time to start!

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  33. Andrea Schuneman5/11/15, 11:32 AM

    I'm working on my Dining Room table that I got from a garage sale for $20. Now to find the perfect color from Sherwin Williams :)

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  34. My next pain project is my son's room. He is growing up too fast!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  35. Thanks for the heads up on the sale. I would like to paint my kitchen.

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  36. I have a cute hutch I just picked up at a garage sale that needs a fresh coat of paint!

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  37. I'd like to paint my daughter's room.


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  38. My next paint project is a little table that sits at the foot of our stairs. I want to try chalk paint with a dark walnut stain on top!

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  39. My Living Room needs a makeover.

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  40. I need to paint the cabinet in my bathroom. I'm trying to decide whether to be boring and do white or grey? Or go bold and do a color?

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  41. I want to paint the backyard fence
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Next on my list is painting the bedroom!

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  43. Shannon Fox5/11/15, 1:50 PM

    My next project is the interior walls of my home. Most of them need touched up at the very least and I may just go ahead and paint them all a different color. I really dislike decisions so I've not made up my mind quite yet. ;)

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  44. Heather French Hall5/11/15, 2:43 PM

    I have lots of projects on my to do list, but my next paint project is refinishing a cute old headboard that I found on the side of the road!

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  45. Our kitchen is in desperate need of a coat of paint!

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  46. I'm painting some bookshelves next.

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  47. The only room I haven't painted in my house- my family room!. Thanks for the give away!

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  48. I have a bright purple master bathroom care of the previous owners. :) I would love to get that painted/made over

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  49. Lisa Ginn Newman5/11/15, 6:36 PM

    I want to repaint the walls in our living room! It's been 15 years! I think it's about time! LOL

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  50. I would tackle the 70's style interior doors in our new to us house - can't wait to try the black door look!

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  51. HS kraftmaking5/11/15, 8:46 PM

    I would like to repaint our living room and kitchen.

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  52. My next paint project will be our new house. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house. Our offer was just accepted on a house from the 1890s! Lots to do but it is charming. Love your posts!

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  53. Swapping kids rooms around, so painting bedrooms!

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  54. Next project on my list is refurbishing my dresser as well!

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  55. I have a lot of outdoor paint projects that i'm working on!

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  56. Painting our half bathroom is next on my list!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Since we just got finished tearing apart my kitchen ceiling (to replace the plumbing in the bathroom directly overhead), my kitchen ceiling will be what I paint next. Not very exciting, but life can't all be electric thrills. Sigh. A clean ceiling and plumbing in my bathroom...I'll take it.

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  58. My bathroom! vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  59. We need to paint our baby-boy-on-the-way's nursery!

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  60. suattheintentionalhome5/12/15, 8:25 AM

    What a generous giveaway. Current paint project: patching holes and touch up on walls as we are moving.Next paint project: the walls of our new home :)

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  61. We replaced the toilet in my downstairs half bath about 2 months ago and now there is a giant paintless spot beside the toilet haha. We were planning on repainting it anyway to patch all the holes, but the spot is driving me crazy! Definitely next on my list.

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  62. melissa*320 sycamore5/12/15, 12:06 PM

    Thank you, Marilyn! ♥

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  63. melissa*320 sycamore5/12/15, 12:07 PM

    Hello Martha! I thought I had linked to the post, but I didn't. Fixed it! http://www.320sycamoreblog.com/2012/07/a-garage-full-of-old-school-maps.html

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  64. I think I'm finally tired of my white bedroom walls, I want to add some color.

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  65. I've been wanting to paint the brick on the exterior of my house and have heard SW has the best paint for a job like this!

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  66. kitchen cabinets!

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  67. My bedroom. Why is my bedroom always last?

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  68. My master bedroom is my next paint project
    Leidy R rafflecopter

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  69. My next project is the kitchen. It's in a serious need of an update.

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  70. Colleen Zeiset5/13/15, 10:59 AM

    My next paint project is my kitchen island.

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  71. We have an extra bedroom in our home that we are going to convert into a playroom for our kids. Painting is at the top of the list.

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  72. the Front Door!

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  73. Duane Linn Cooper5/14/15, 11:54 AM

    Our master bedroom and bathroom! dlcdriver55@gmail.com

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  74. I have been dying to paint our bathroom and have really wanted to try sherwin williams

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  75. My next paint project will be painting the hallway by our front door. Really needs some new paint.

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  76. My living room is so in need of a paint update! It has been at least 10 years since my living has been painted and this gift card would get me started on adding some color!

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. My next pain project is adding bright colors to my living room! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  78. Courtney H.5/15/15, 8:15 AM

    My bedside tables--they are in dire need! Great giveaway and we painted our entire house with Sherwin Williams when we built it last year. Dorian Gray is one of our favorites!

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  79. I am painting my kitchen and cupboards next.

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  80. Jaclyn Reynolds5/15/15, 11:47 AM

    I am still painting in our dining room. I need more paint for the trim and for the bathroom also!

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  81. We're repainting our kitchen but we're struggling to decide on a color.

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  82. Our next project is to repaint my husband's childhood dresser for either one of our kids to use. It is solid wood,but a totally ugly fakey grain finish. Can't wait to make it pretty!

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  83. My next paint project is painting my master bedroom. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

    Erin

    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  84. My next paint project will be my bathroom once it is finished.. FINALLY!!! :D So exited!

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  85. nadya kotik5/20/15, 2:50 PM

    painting my kitchen and bathroom

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