Sunday, August 7, 2011

California Coral...

Happy Sunday!!!
I love me a good sunday afternoon.
Today I get to share with you one of my many projects I did this week.
This desk was for a new client friend.
I loved how she wanted to go bold, & wasn't afraid of color.
She has amazing style, & dresses so cute. 
I knew this would be a fun project.
She asked for a coral shabby chic desk, & this is 
what I came up with...



I love coral!
It's seriously one of my favorite colors
{Tropical Coral by Glidden}
I must paint something in my house this color. 

You can find this desk at Target
After re-doing this desk, I feel as if I need it. 
So much room for activities!!!

She is planning on pairing this lovely desk with
a cute white chair, how lovely will that be?

I would call this desk "Simple shabby chic"
I did not distress it too much, in fear with the shape & color 
that too much would be overwhelming.

I'm in love. End of story.
I hope you love this california coral desk makeover. 
It was sure hard to give it back to it's owner.

& if you haven't heard....
Liz Marie Blog is almost to 2,000 followers!!
& we are about to have a party.
If you are a vendor of any kind {Etsy shop, Company, exd}  
& would like to be a part of
the huge giveaway when we reach 2,000 let me know!
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I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by,
xx Liz


  1. WOW!!!!! THis is stunning!!!! I love love love that color!!

  2. That IS a pretty color! You are such a pro at finding beautiful colors.

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  4. Liz - LOVE LOVE your stuff! I found you on Cherry Point Yardsales! I was looking for a few pieces to refinish/repurpose for our house! (I love reusing items ... this week my husband is on leave and we have a few projects to attack. He is so happy... haha!) Speaking of houses .. Pretty sure by your pictures that you live in Craeberne Forest ... Me too! On Craftsman! I'll be back for more inspiration, thanks!

  5. That is so crazy haha. Yah, I am on craftsman too.. email me at! I would love to talk to you :) Thanks for writing!!

  6. Hey there Liz! I am in love with your blog! I think the color of the desk if perfect against the grey wall and will really pop next to a white chair!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  7. It looks sooo good and i absolutely love that colour!
    xox dana

  8. Very Pretty! :D Fabulous job!

  9. Super cute! I love coral too. Visiting you from Mingle Monday. Can't wait to see more.

  10. Nice color, warms up the room! Visiting from Mingle Monday bloghop!

    The Twerp and I

  11. Haha. I'm watching Step Brothers as I read this. And you're right, there's so much more room for activities! Love you!!

  12. Heart that coral, gorgeous and fun!

  13. Ahh!! I loved the desk originally- I'd be to scared to cover it with paint! Ended up turning cute- you're braver than I am, haha!

  14. I love the desk too! I think I need it!
    Debbie loves coral!

  15. WOW...that coral pops! I love it. To be honest I have never given that color much thought, but I love the way it turned out.
    I found you on Meet Me On Monday and am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.
    I would love to feature you in my
    'Fabulous Friday Four'
    Have a great week,

  16. Very Interesting, Love it! Nice site, I will be sure to come back to visit! Check out August 2011 BLOG HOP over at www.reasonablyless we would love for you to link up!

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  17. LOVE the title since I'm a CA gal and LOVE my desk oh so much! I can't thank you enough, Liz. It makes me even more HAPPY to work and thank you for the kind words.


  18. Coral is my favorite color as well!! I love it!

  19. I almost bought a desk like this (in black). I don't know why I didn't... Anyways, it looks awesome! Love the color!

  20. Wow, I'd love to do work on a desk like that. Very refreshing! :-)

  21. Love the new color on the desk! Wonderful! I've always loved peach coral and orange. Just recently painted a toolbox with Luscious Mango from Glidden They are all such happy colors!

  22. I LOVE the coral color! Now I need something in MY house that color. :-)

  23. Beautiful color. I'm sure your client was thrilled.

  24. Good Morning Liz Marie,

    Wow...what a great POP of cheerful!

    Janet xox

  25. LOVE this desk! beautiful!

  26. I'm a new GFC follower from Blog It Forward Tuesday and I posted your button on my blog:

  27. I wouldn't have thought to use that color on furniture, but it's perfect!

  28. I love the color, great choice! I featured this today at Me Making Do.

  29. It's a terrific desk. Not a color that I'd gravitate towards if I were painting furniture, but it was a great choice for the space. I love the desk. I just bought a desk though. It's too soon for me to be looking at another. :)

  30. GREAT color!! And I love it with the turquoise lamp!

  31. Loving the desk AND the color! Coral is been my obsession this summer.

    Visiting from Serenity Now

  32. I love this desk!! And the fab color makes it even better! I saw it on Serenity Now's link party and was so not surprised when I clicked on it and saw it was yours. You do the best stuff! Congrats on all the followers too!

  33. I just found you from Miss Mustard Seeds blog. How could i resist clicking on an image of this to die for coral desk! It's wonderful. I pretty sure I have to have this color somewhere in my house now!


  34. Not a color I see often around blogland but would love to see more of! Fabulous desk redo!!

  35. So pretty! I have been searching for a desk for our bedroom as well:)

  36. What a fun and sweet girly color!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  37. Love it! I'm gonna have to add that to my list of "must try" paint colors!


  38. Fabulous color!! I love that and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  39. I heart coral!! Love the desk, and love the color. :)

  40. Nice desk and makeover. What a transformation! It would have been hard for me to give that back too.

  41. Oh yeah...that coral color is amazing. Pretty and chic!

  42. Pretty! I love it with the neutral wall color. Great job!

  43. Nice! Never thought that coral furniture would look that beautiful. It's so refreshing :)

  44. Melissa ClaireNovember 06, 2011

    I love the lamp. Where is it from?