My sister and her husband are currently redecorating their preteen daughter’s bedroom. For the past few years she has shied away from the pinks that she so loved as a little girl. But the bedding that she chose for her new room has new shades of pinks along with orange and blue to give it a bit more sophistication.
Her desk was a craigslist find that my sister had previously painted green and bought traditional glass handles. She now wanted it pink to match her new bedding so Aunt Jodi gets a call for help.
Pink it is! It took 3 coats of paint to cover up the green but I needed to add some interest. Gold Leaf! I’d always wanted to try it and this was a perfect way to start. After all, if it turned out crappy I wouldn’t be the one having to look at it everyday.
It was very easy but it took some time to get the hang of it. And I’m still sweeping up little flakes of gold off my floor…that stuff is like glitter. The great gold handles are Allen + Roth handles found at Lowe’s.
It’s a bit garish but when I look back to my style at her age I think that’d be right up my alley. She and her folks are thrilled so it’s all good.