What A Little Paint Can Do

Hello Everyone.  
Hope you are staying in and safe and finding things to do inside.  
The weather is breaking a little bit here in Illinois so I have been able to get out for walks with Buddy.  
Love that fresh air.  I feel less cooped up.

Fire office space makeover

Here is Terry's desk and shelves before and after a little paint.  It is amazing what paint can do to make a piece look nicer.

This is his desk and shelves before paint.  The desk I got at Target awhile ago. 
It just never felt right in this room in the light wood color and the shelves while hard to see in the picture are a dark red cherry color.

We picked out the color Cracked Pepper from Behr.  

It is a dark gray.

You can see the picture of the wood more clearly here.

This is after it was painted.  

I felt like the paint gave it a more finished look with the gray walls and white trim in the office area.
The darker gray desk looks better now with all his fire department decor.


The shelves got a coat of the paint so it would match up with Terry's desk.

Much nicer look.






Love what a little paint can do.  

Terry is not fussy and likes things open and not cluttered.  
He likes his new painted desk and shelves.


36 comments

  1. Awesome makeover! Great paint color. The wood of the flag case & the back of the chair is the perfect subtle pop of color. Love it!!
    blessings, Edie Marie

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  2. Kris,
    These look amazing! SUPERB color choice for your/his space!

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  3. Oh yes, it looks much better. I like that Cracked Pepper a lot.

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  4. Wow, it really looks great! As always, another job well done. You inspire me with all that you do. ~ FlowerLady

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  5. I love it Kris! It looks fantastic and the color you chose works great with the wall color.

    Hope everyone is staying safe!

    Cindy

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  6. Looks great Kris. Loving the color! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Amazing. Kris, your talents run so deep, my friend. That is AMAZING!!!! WOWO!!!

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  8. Very nice, Kris; what a transformation!

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  9. It is amazing what a coat of paint will do. Terry's office area looks fabulous. You have a very good eye for color, which is kinda ironic since you love white! lol! Enjoy your day. We have sun and warmer temps today. xoxo

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  10. What a wonderful way to honor your husband's years of service. Stay safe and sane.

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  11. Love it, you have totally changed the look. Fabulous job.

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  12. Love the changes. The color of the desk makes it seems so rich. Love the color of the wall too. Great job for blending two different personalities. Enjoy your walks Kris. Xo

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  13. Looks perfect! I love the gray. I am thinking of using that desk color for My guest bathroom vanity/cabinet. Now I just need the nerve to tackle it. I'm always afraid I'll mess it up! Lol


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  14. Wow, what a difference a little paint made!!!! Both pieces turned out amazing and look very polished now.
    ~Des

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  15. Looks great, Kris! Paint really is magical...quick, cheap and totally transforming. Gotta love that!!

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a difference! What took you so long? Lol. Did you have to do anything special before you painted them? I have some shelves that are dark cherry too and want to paint them. Love how they turned out. The desk looks really nice now.
    Glad you've been able to get out some. The fresh air is so nice.
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  17. Oh that looks SOOO much better, wow what a difference! Great job, Kris!

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  18. Amazingly the paint gave the furniture a more high end look. Looks great, Kris!
    Brenda

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  19. You did an amazing job with Terry's desk and the book shelf. You work so fast! I love the new look and I bet Terry does too!

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  20. Oh so pretty Kris! Love that deep gray and blends so nicely with all of his firemen things. I love the pieces above the desk that look like the flag with the fire axe. As one gal said, nice job of blending two different styles in one room! Your paint job looks so smooth and nice. Please give us a tutorial on how to paint wood like that! Marilyn

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  21. The desk and shelves look great, Kris. I'm sure Terry is enjoying them. We are sure finding out that it is the little things that matter so much in these times. We need everything we can get to make us happy and to give us strength to push along..Stay well sweet friend..xxoJudy

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  22. The desk looks so great, Kris! And it really accents the chair now! Love it!

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  23. The dark gray is perfect. I love the piece over his desk. It says 9/ll to me and makes my heart ache a little.

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  24. This turned out so good! Love the gray color of the desk and shelving unit. All the deco looks wonderful and he can really feel he has his own space!

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  25. Looks great! Can't even tell the furniture is painted - it looks like new pieces!

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  26. that's such a great color Kris, it looks perfect with all his things. Very manly and things look so pulled together. great job!

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  27. That really looks sharp, Kris. That whole side of the room looks much better coordinated. Good eye, great job!

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  28. That really looks good, Kris. His side of the room is now so well coordinated. Great job, and a great look.

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  29. It looks so good painted gray and is such a nice contrast with the light gray wall. You guys did such a great job creating a space for each of you in this room. Terry must love this spot! Stay safe you two. xo

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  30. It looks fantastic.
    Sending prayers! And a pat for Buddy!
    Love, Carla

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  31. Oh yes, that makes a huge difference! I love the series of canvases in the artwork over his desk.

    Love to my fellow dachshund mom,
    Dewena

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  32. Looks amazing...I know Terry must enjoy having this wonderful space! Well done!

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  33. The desk looks fantastic, Kris! Stay safe!

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  34. They both look brilliant after the paint transformation - brilliant colour choice for Terry too. Hugs, Gilly x

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