I love projects! And after finishing my giant, 50-page China scrapbook, I was itching to start on the next thing. Justin and I sold our computer desk last year before moving to China (and it really wasn’t much to look at anyways), so we were in need of a new one. The neighborhood my parents live in hosted a big community yard sale this past weekend, and among other things that my parents were scrounging up to sell, they had an old wicker desk! I hadn’t seen it in awhile–it was a desk that used to sit in my childhood bedroom a long time ago, and it belonged to my older sister before that. White wicker tends to look a little too cutesy for my taste, but my mom inspired me to try painting it black. She took some of my childhood-bedroom white wicker furniture and spray painted it black, and it looks really classy and grown-up in her guest bedroom now–so completely different from how it looked before! So I thought I would give it a try with the desk.
This is a picture of it in mid-paint, so there are still some white spots visible, but after several coats (that wicker can REALLY soak up some paint!), it’s looking nice! I’ll finish it off by putting a photo collage under one of those clear plastic desk mats from an office supply store, since the wicker desk top makes writing difficult. I’ll also tie a little red seat cushion to the desk chair to make it a little more comfortable. All it needs now is an office! 😀