Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Anthropologie Inspired Desk aka The Butterfly Desk

I had plans, plans of an office space just for me.  I never expected my husband to be working for home and needing to share my space, but he does and we do.  So I gave him my ginormous desk that can also double as a dining room table.  That meant that I had to give up my plans of a daybed and add another desk.  Lucky for me I had one in my inventory, but I had finished it in a color that didn't go with my theme teal and pink.  So, I changed it.  I have to say I like it better and it looks like an Anthropologie knockoff.

This is what it looked like when I first got it.

and this is what it looked like when I first did it for my shop.
I had changed the knobs to faux glass knobs, I was thinking of a desk for a preteen when I first painted it.

This is what it looks like now.  It has 4 layers of paint including the original.
One hot pink, one white, one teal, and turquoise.  Some super distressing and viola!!  It fits perfectly in my little corner and I can still look out the window when I am working.

It's staged with one of my dining chairs, but I'm hoping to find another cute french provicial or antique chair to paint raspberry to do with it.

The cool thing is now I have my own desk and I have another cool finish for my Etsy shop.  I call it the  Butterfly Desk since something about it reminds me of a butterfly and I just love butterflies.  I could've called it The Monica Desk, but I didn't want to be that vain.  Well at least not today.

Don't forget to come share your projects every Friday for Furniture Friday.



As you can see we're partying all week long. I probably need to go to link party rehab.  Oh well,  grab a martini and join us....Monica









  1. Hi, I found your blog through Mauvin' Monday Party. I'm following now also. Best wishes, Linda

  2. Well this is fun! I love brightly painted furniture, and I especially like that pink chair!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your project to Mauvin' Monday! When you get a chance, don't forget to stop by and share your Twitter account on the new Tweet Leap!


  4. That is pretty! Come party with me Thursdays! Come link up and add me to your list! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. Wow, I love that finish!


  6. Awesome desk! Very colourful :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  7. Kind of reminds me of a watercolor or Van Gogh's Starry Night. :D Very fun. Thanks for sharing this week at BeColorful

  8. What a great desk with such potential! Yours looks great! Thanks for linking up this week! Please come back again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Hi Monica, I love your little desk and can see where you get the name butterfly desk. I also love that pink chair with it so pretty. I'm a new follower.
    Peggy~PJH Designs

  10. so fun! that pink chair is perfect with it!