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The Orange Crush Desk Makeover

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Orange desk

Orange is one of my favorite colors.

I’ve had this can of ASCP in Barcelona, just waiting for the right piece.  I came across this small desk and thought it would be perfect.

I mixed the Barcelona with Pure White to create my perfect orange.  And I got busy with this fun desk makeover.

Desk drawers

I used sand paper to distress a little here and there, and a new to me waxing technique to tone down the orange.  I’ll be sharing more about the technique later.  

I wanted the desk to look fresh and fun, not Halloweeny.

Limed desk top


You can see how the waxing and distressed areas on the top add interest and depth.  

orange desk


Drawer fronts before the hardware was added.

orange desk

I think it would look great beside a bed or in a small office or any place that you need a pop of color.

Orange seat cover

I had a chair with similar lines that I painted off white and added a coordinating fabric.  The chair would have looked great painted orange, but I didn’t want to over do it.

Coordinating chair and deskPerfect mates, at least I think so 🙂

Orange Crush Desk


What do you think?  Are you crushin’ on orange like I am??


Sharing at:  Miss Mustard Seed, Between Naps on the Porch








    40 thoughts on “The Orange Crush Desk Makeover”

    1. Where did you get the hardware? I am missing one bail pull just like yours on my desk. I have looked at many online stores but can’t find any.

    2. You had me at “crush.” Can you do a Grape Crush as well? (I used to ride my bike four miles to the store to get me a grape or orange crush. LOL It is an awesome transformation and the chair is perfect for it. Just catchin’ up on everything I missed while I was away. You’ve been busy!

    3. You’re like the “furniture whisperer,” Debbie! I’m not kidding … you know how to *talk* to a piece to see what it needs to bring it to life, with this sweet desk being no exception! I love that you left the chair white and coordinated it with the desk by adding such a great, fun fabric to the seat!

    4. I would have never, ever considered orange, but this is delightful! It is so refreshing! I’m surprised to see how great orange looks after it has been distressed, and the desk plays so nicely with the chair. Pure creativity!

    5. Orange you glad you did those pieces as you did? Sorry but that old riddle popped into my head. Seriously that chair with that fabric (hope you bought lots, it’s gorgeous) is perfect with that desk.

    6. I think thats the BOMB!!!!…I love love pops of color im actually working on a piece now thats a REAL POP OF WOW WEE BABY!! Im also on the hunt for a desk or nice table to fix up the Hubbys office. I love the ORANGE!!! Looks Great.


    7. I do like orange, and I like black. And I have a lot of black accents. And you know what happens when you mix orange and black. So I don’t do it after a few “scary” attempts.


    8. Looks fabulous! I bought some orange paint when I did my Halloween chair, but unfortunately was in a hurry and got semi-gloss. Ick! So, it’s no good for something like a cool desk like this. I really like that you toned it down just enough, but it’s still fun and cool! The chair is perfect too!


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