Yesterday was the before, and here is the after with a few coats of white paint and a little accessorizing! I painted the desk and chair the same white as my wall so that it wouldn't stand out too much. The frame you see is actually plastic. I picked the frame and scissors up for around $2 each at two different yard sales this summer. The phone? I did splurge on that from Pottery Barn~I have a thing for old phones! I knew I had scored on the scissors because I had seen other enlarged office supplies in my favorite catalogs. Such as these $35 safety pins from Ballard Designs!
The lighting on this side of my house is horrible for photos, but trust me, it turned out quite cute!
The scissors got a makeover first too. This is what they looked like when I bought them-
I kept the handles cream. I covered them with tin foil, and then sprayed them with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
They turned out a little too dark and for my liking, so to add a little dimension, I lightly sprayed over some of the darker areas with this satin nickel spray paint.
These "rare" pottery barn scissors selling for $75 here.
I like mine better! :) They're pretty fun, because they actually open and close. I haven't tried to cut with them yet though. Since this photo, I have accessorized the desk with a family photo in a black frame, and a pumpkin for fall. I get bored easily, so I am always switching things up! You just never know what you will find at yard sales!