Desk Refresh and a Tour

My 12 year old daughter’s desk is getting much more use these days with lots of school learning taking place at home. It’s gotten quite dirty so I decided to touch up the top. I should probably apply some type of sealer over it, but haven’t got that far yet. I can paint, anything above that would require a little more study. We originally painted her desk 3 years ago when we moved in. The color is Sherwin Williams Koral Kicks. Her room is probably the most completed room in the house. I think the only thing left to replace in her room would be the ceiling fan. I know light fixtures will make a huge impact on the space but they are pricey and we’ve tackled lots of other projects instead. One thing at a time. We’ll get there. It’s a big house and there are projects everywhere. I’ll share some before and afters below.

Room before moving in:

Room after we painted, but before we replaced trim or blinds, colors are SW Anew Gray, SW Peppercorn and the desk is SW Koral Kicks:

The desk markings that needed to be touched up:

Super dirty — yikes! I have contemplated getting a piece of glass to cover the desktop but it would have to be a very odd cut. Otherwise I think I’ll look into a clear top coat. I need to research to make sure if we ever repaint and change colors that I can get the topcoat off.

The desk after:

Her room as of today:

We had all floor and door trim replaced in the house last year, and then it was painted Sherwin Williams Pure White. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Anew Gray and the angled wall above desk is Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. Desk and bookshelf are Sherwin Williams Koral Kicks.
I cringe at the LED light strip, but it’s the cool things right now. I may try to hide the cord along the window trim most of the way down the wall. We made the cornice board, with Grandpa’s help, across the top of her window to tie in with her curtains and bed skirt.
She didn’t want a mirror, so we found these stickers at Hobby Lobby and put on a canvas. We then pinned the flowers in the corner and ran string across it so she could also display photos she liked.
The paint we use for trim and the desk/book shelf.

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