I’ve decided to revamp a 60’s/70’s desk I bought and have just finished giving it a primer undercoat. I really like the retro shape of this desk but the original golden colour of the wood didn’t work in our house since we stained the floors walnut.
Originally, I was going to paint the outside white and go for a colour on the inside. I couldn’t decide on whether I’d try doing the top shelves in the colour as well. It’s a bit tricky getting a paint brush in there and I’m a bit OCD about getting a really nice, smooth finish. The colours I was considering were black, grey, hermes orange, deep lemon and various shades of green from olive to lime. THEN I thought about wallpapering the inside of the desk. Something like this:
I’d almost convinced myself to file this idea away in the “too hard” tray but a further google of “wallpapered furniture” yielded the following visual goodies.
The lady responsible for creating these works of art is Bryonie Porter. Wallpapering furniture is her business and she supplies a number of stores in London with her creations. I love this in-situ image:
|All photos via bryonieporter.com|
Now where do I go to buy some funky wallpaper in Auckland? Or should I go for some vintage wallpaper via ebay? Decisions…decisions…