California Coral…

Happy Sunday!!!
I love me a good sunday afternoon.
Today I get to share with you one of my many projects I did this week.
This desk was for a new client friend.
I loved how she wanted to go bold, & wasn’t afraid of color.
She has amazing style, & dresses so cute. 
I knew this would be a fun project.
She asked for a coral shabby chic desk, & this is 
what I came up with…


I love coral!
It’s seriously one of my favorite colors
{Tropical Coral by Glidden}
I must paint something in my house this color. 
You can find this desk at Target
After re-doing this desk, I feel as if I need it. 
So much room for activities!!!
She is planning on pairing this lovely desk with
a cute white chair, how lovely will that be?
I would call this desk “Simple shabby chic”
I did not distress it too much, in fear with the shape & color 
that too much would be overwhelming.
I’m in love. End of story.
I hope you love this california coral desk makeover. 
It was sure hard to give it back to it’s owner.

& if you haven’t heard….
Liz Marie Blog is almost to 2,000 followers!!
& we are about to have a party.
If you are a vendor of any kind {Etsy shop, Company, exd}  
& would like to be a part of
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Thanks for stopping by,
xx Liz


  1. Ali Richardson says:

    WOW!!!!! THis is stunning!!!! I love love love that color!!

  2. That IS a pretty color! You are such a pro at finding beautiful colors.

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  4. Liz – LOVE LOVE your stuff! I found you on Cherry Point Yardsales! I was looking for a few pieces to refinish/repurpose for our house! (I love reusing items … this week my husband is on leave and we have a few projects to attack. He is so happy… haha!) Speaking of houses .. Pretty sure by your pictures that you live in Craeberne Forest … Me too! On Craftsman! I'll be back for more inspiration, thanks!

  5. Liz Marie says:

    That is so crazy haha. Yah, I am on craftsman too.. email me at! I would love to talk to you :) Thanks for writing!!

  6. Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} says:

    Hey there Liz! I am in love with your blog! I think the color of the desk if perfect against the grey wall and will really pop next to a white chair!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  7. dana @ wonder forest says:

    It looks sooo good and i absolutely love that colour!
    xox dana

  8. Courtney Adkins says:

    Very Pretty! :D Fabulous job!

  9. Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} says:

    Cute desk, Liz! Love the color!

  10. The How To Mommy says:

    Super cute! I love coral too. Visiting you from Mingle Monday. Can't wait to see more.

  11. Jellybelly says:

    Nice color, warms up the room! Visiting from Mingle Monday bloghop!

    The Twerp and I

  12. Christine Brown says:

    Haha. I'm watching Step Brothers as I read this. And you're right, there's so much more room for activities! Love you!!

  13. Heart that coral, gorgeous and fun!

  14. Yes! Yolanda says:

    Ahh!! I loved the desk originally- I'd be to scared to cover it with paint! Ended up turning cute- you're braver than I am, haha!

  15. Debbie-- says:

    I love the desk too! I think I need it!
    Debbie loves coral!

  16. Made In The South says:

    WOW…that coral pops! I love it. To be honest I have never given that color much thought, but I love the way it turned out.
    I found you on Meet Me On Monday and am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.
    I would love to feature you in my
    'Fabulous Friday Four'
    Have a great week,

  17. Reasonably Less says:

    Very Interesting, Love it! Nice site, I will be sure to come back to visit! Check out August 2011 BLOG HOP over at http://www.reasonablyless we would love for you to link up!

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  18. STIR IT UP says:

    LOVE the title since I'm a CA gal and LOVE my desk oh so much! I can't thank you enough, Liz. It makes me even more HAPPY to work and thank you for the kind words.


  19. Jennifer Leible says:

    Coral is my favorite color as well!! I love it!

  20. Amanda Miller says:

    I almost bought a desk like this (in black). I don't know why I didn't… Anyways, it looks awesome! Love the color!

  21. Irene Cortez says:

    Wow, I'd love to do work on a desk like that. Very refreshing! :-)

  22. Love the new color on the desk! Wonderful! I've always loved peach coral and orange. Just recently painted a toolbox with Luscious Mango from Glidden They are all such happy colors!

  23. Sunshine Blossoms says:

    I LOVE the coral color! Now I need something in MY house that color. :-)

  24. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    Beautiful color. I'm sure your client was thrilled.

  25. Good Morning Liz Marie,

    Wow…what a great POP of color…so cheerful!

    Janet xox

  26. Katelyn- Domestic Charm says:

    LOVE this desk! beautiful!

  27. I'm a new GFC follower from Blog It Forward Tuesday and I posted your button on my blog:

  28. tousled day says:


  29. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    I wouldn't have thought to use that color on furniture, but it's perfect!

  30. Anonymous says:

    I love the color, great choice! I featured this today at Me Making Do.

  31. Jacqueline says:

    What a beautiful color!

  32. Smallgood says:

    It's a terrific desk. Not a color that I'd gravitate towards if I were painting furniture, but it was a great choice for the space. I love the desk. I just bought a desk though. It's too soon for me to be looking at another. :)

  33. Frozen.Sunshine says:

    GREAT color!! And I love it with the turquoise lamp!

  34. Loving the desk AND the color! Coral is been my obsession this summer.

    Visiting from Serenity Now

  35. Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says:

    I love this desk!! And the fab color makes it even better! I saw it on Serenity Now's link party and was so not surprised when I clicked on it and saw it was yours. You do the best stuff! Congrats on all the followers too!

  36. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says:

    Great job! Love that color too!

  37. I just found you from Miss Mustard Seeds blog. How could i resist clicking on an image of this to die for coral desk! It's wonderful. I pretty sure I have to have this color somewhere in my house now!


  38. Prissyville says:

    Not a color I see often around blogland but would love to see more of! Fabulous desk redo!!

  39. loving momma @ happy as a lark says:


  40. So pretty! I have been searching for a desk for our bedroom as well:)

  41. Christina says:

    What a fun and sweet girly color!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  42. rachel @ gilly grey says:

    Love it! I'm gonna have to add that to my list of "must try" paint colors!


  43. At The Picket Fence says:

    Fabulous color!! I love that and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  44. Sweetish Baby says:

    I heart coral!! Love the desk, and love the color. :)

  45. Joselyn @ The DIY Spot says:

    Nice desk and makeover. What a transformation! It would have been hard for me to give that back too.

  46. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    that is sooo fun! love that color!

  47. Holly Lefevre says:

    Oh yeah…that coral color is amazing. Pretty and chic!

  48. The DIY Show Off says:

    Pretty! I love it with the neutral wall color. Great job!

  49. Home Lighting says:

    Nice! Never thought that coral furniture would look that beautiful. It's so refreshing :)

  50. Melissa Claire says:

    I love the lamp. Where is it from?

  51. ADORE the color of this. Wow. You are so talented!


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