Here is a bad picture of the before...I shot it when painting the room...
The dark brown color was depressing for a girl's room, so it got a fresh coat of white paint. Annie Sloan's chalkboard paint was perfect since it doesn't need any priming or sanding and it's VOC free.
The desk top is white Formica that I had made at a local shop. The legs are Adils from Ikea. They're adjustable which works well since it's sitting on tile and wood floor which are not even. The Helmer drawer unit from Ikea is perfect for storing paper and art supplies.
I needed to cover the brick and hole in the fireplace so a large piece of quarter-inch MDF was cut to fit the spot. The area above the desk made the perfect spot for a bulletin board—it was covered with cork tiles and wrapped with leftover coral fabric I used on the headboards.
Zelda is only two but she is also enjoying a special place to create!
Next up...window treatments!
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