Currently, I look to Pinterest for inspiration for everything from dinner to art, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found a ton of great DIY before and after images that involved refinishing furniture. When I came across THIS photo (courtesy of Jesse Nine Red), I stopped in my tracks. I turned to Jason and said "this is it." He smiled and said "that's AWESOME!" I bought the paint the next day.
So, I've only just begun to paint. The above table was a jumping-off point for me, an inspiration. As you can see, my desk is starting out primarily Aqua/Turquoise (which I love!), but the cobalt just doesn't look "cobalt" enough for me. I painted the drawers anyway, hoping that after they dried, I'd like it better.
So here we are in a holding pattern. I'll be heading to Lowe's to get my paint darkened sometime this weekend. I'll also be shopping for drawer knobs.
After seeing how great the wide drawer looks, I plan on painting the inside and outside of all the drawers now.