I love a good furniture makeover- you’ve seen my green piano, yellow buffet, and countless other projects on “Knock It Off!” I have an office/studio/fulfillment center for my product line The Game of Love and up until this week it’s been bare walls, cluttered, and overall not awesome. I’m in the middle of 2 large design projects for clients on the West Coast, as well as a bunch of big renovations in my own home, so my GOL workspace it going to have to wait a bit for a full makeover, but… I quick furniture makeover doesn’t take all that long and will kept my impulsive, let’s-do-every-room-at-once, part of me appeased.
I picked up this piece from Liberty Thrift a long time ago- so long, that I can’t find the before picture! Gah! Bad blogger. I spent over an hour looking through my external hard drive with no luck! Anyhow, it was all wood and had upper doors- hopefully you can kind of picture it. I removed the doors and loved how it looked without them. Those are 4 pull out drawers on the left (perfect for all kinds of paperwork and important documents) and I like the shelves on the right and how it feels a lot more unique with the asymmetrical vibe going on.
I went with 4 colors of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan that were similar to the colors from The Game of Love™ branding.
The olive and Antoinette are spot on and I didn’t want something as bright as the aqua in the GOL game board, so I went with Duck Egg Blue and then used Graphite as my dark color. If you’ve never used Chalk Paint® before- it’s one of my very favorite materials and you can find a Stockist here– it’s not sold in big box stores.
Right now Annie Sloan is running a Made it My Own campaign and encouraging homeowners and DIYers to really customize projects to fit your personal style. Here at EC2 I pretty much preach that 24/7, so I got on board quickly! Not only did I do a quick and easy furniture makeover (no sanding!) with Chalk Paint®, I also completely made it my own and now have a piece in my office that represents all the crazy hard work that went into launching The Game of Love™ product line and store!
If you’re wondering… we have 3000 dice on hand right now- every game kit comes with 1. How’s that for a random fun fact! Overall, the GOL office is really focused on function and efficiently running business, but I did allow this one surface to be less functional and more pretty.
The original piece had plain handles, but they were an unusual size, so I would have needed to special order new hardware. Instead, I picked up these weathered brass pulls from Lowe’s and doubled them up- one in each hole from the previous handles. I really like the unique style it gives the piece.
If you’ve been wanting to tackle a furniture project, I totally think you should Make it Your Own! Now through September 30th, Unfolded wants to see your projects! Use #MadeItMyOwn to share on social media. They’re also giving away tons of free Chalk Paint® paint, wax, and supplies when you share your project in their online gallery.
Finished your project? Ready to share it? Here’s how to enter to win some of their goodies!
1. Print out your frame here (or pick one up from your local stockist)
2. Carefully cut out the middle section
3. Hold the frame in front of your painting project
4. Take a photo and upload it to the gallery
5. Share it and the post with your friends and followers on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook,
The Made It My Own gallery is filled with creative projects from people around the country. Here are a few of my favorites-
Now that I’m done this quick furniture makeover, it’s back to work on the BIG projects and designs I have going on in the rest of my world! Oh, and of course, if you’re looking for the best gift ever for your partner or just want to check out my product line, visit my Game of Love online store! It’s pretty great, and yes, I’m biased.
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