I’ve seen a string of DIY furniture projects lately that incorporate a mix of natural/stained wood and wood that’s been painted. I really hope this trend catches on with furniture designers so we can see more variations of this concept on the market. This salvaged desk by Renee is a particularly awesome example of this trend.
The desk was not bad to begin with; I could see it looking good with a simple refinishing. But Renee’s combination of the rustic dust-blue frame, dark stained drawers and bright Tiffany’s-blue legs and knobs? Brilliant! Not to mention unique and eye catching. I would love looking at this piece everyday so much more than I would a plain wood desk.
Check out more of the pieces that Renee’s made along with her business partner Steve at their design studio Salvage Interiors. Be prepared to see more amazingly cool reworked furniture. Thanks for sharing, Renee! — Kate
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Unsightly wall sconces can be a huge issue. Well, maybe I’m over-generalizing. In my case at least, sconces are a problem. Mine are ugly, but as a renter I can’t replace them and I can’t paint them — basically I can’t even touch them. If I could, however, I would be seriously tempted to follow Lindsey’s lead and make my sconces look like hers. She simply spray painted the shiny brass base black and put an antique mason jar on top. The steps are almost too simple, yet it provides such a dramatic change in style. So clever. Great work, Lindsey! — Kate