Heidi from Lily Field Furniture painted this incredibly sweet desk with Simplicity and a pop of peach inside!

A very favorite 10 year old of mine recently had a fun room makeover for her birthday! She picked this gorgeous desk out of my furniture stash and asked me to match it to her new room colors.

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For paint colors, we chose Simplicity for the main part of the desk and a discontinued color, Sweet Dreams for the inside.

I always take a bit of extra preparation when painting white pieces. This desk was a dark wood color to start with and so I knew there would be a very high likelihood of bleed through occurring. After cleaning the desk well I sprayed down the entire piece inside and out with Shellac. I repeated this step 3 times to be absolutely sure there would be no yellowing or bleed through. It may seem like overkill but even with 3 coats of shellac there were a few spots that I had to fix later on because of bleed through! Save yourself a headache and just start with shellac based primer when painting white on mahogany or dark wood pieces!

A Desk Worthy of Sweet Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #desk #white #peach #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

After distressing to highlight these gorgeous details, I sealed the desk for protection. I used Clear Coat and applied 3 light layers to ensure this paint finish lasts!

Isn’t this color combination gorgeous together?

A Desk Worthy of Sweet Dreams #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #desk #white #peach #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!