Anyway, here is a before/after shot of my desk. It's from IKEA and extremely affordable. Mine was even cheaper as I bought it used on CraigsList. Not going to lie, this is the first time I painted furniture. I even used the tutorial from one of my favorite blogs available here. I gave it a light sanding, used an oil-based primer, and painted two coats of Benjamin Moore's latex paint in Super White. I love it.
My Desk: Before/After
In addition, I gave my Target book shelves an update with these fab knobs from Anthropologie. They match the teal color theme I have going with my lamp, Alicia Bock print, Domino book, and new magazine file labels.
Next on the to-do list is paint the walls. I'm thinking grey. Anyone surprised? I didn't think so.