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Navy Blue Desk!

With the new year coming, I feel like most people are extra motivated to get projects and things done. Well, at least maybe in the beginning… not so much towards the end of the year! A few years ago I tackled this project when I was feeling that extra push to finish some furniture pieces. I loved it so much and thought I’d reshare this amazing navy blue desk. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Navy is quickly becoming a go-to neutral color in homes, just as much as shades of taupe and grey. If you are in doubt but don’t want to go the brown or grey route, try the navy. In my experience it can go with practically any color.

Navy Blue Desk

This was my first attempt with Navy!  I loved seeing furniture in Navy, but I was always a bit hesitant to do it myself.  I even bought a gallon of Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore and it sat in my garage until this project. We also carry several blue shades in our milk paint products that are perfect for furniture updates like these since milk paint can go such a long way!

Navy blue desk furniture flip
Here is a little peek at the before… not much a of show stopper, huh?? He was a little boring when I first got him but I loved the size, perfect for a child’s room.  After I painted it all Navy it was still a bit too dull for my liking so I added some accessories to compliment!
Desk Update
I added some fun white stripes and turned my vintage faucet knobs into new drawer hardware.  I love the detail it added to the desk!!
Navy Blue desk furniture refinish


The insides of the drawers were a little gross so I added some chevron fabric to line the drawers. This is a great option if you don’t want to paint the inside of the drawer.


Navy Blue desk furniture refinish
I decided to go one step further and used the same fabric to cover this magnet board, while adding more Faucet knobs to hang things on!! These are really great for multiple functions!


Navy Blue desk furniture refinish
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  • Marie Blackburn

    What a great makeover Brooke! The white stripes add so much to this piece and those faucets turned knobs are awesome! Love how you lined the drawers in navy and white chevron stripes too. What a difference between before and after!
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  • Joan Burd

    I love the navy colour! And the Faucets are BRILLIANT!
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  • Pam Smith

    I love this color blue, and the chevron drawer liners are absolutely amazing. Love everything about this desk!

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