Betty Blue and Washington

This desk set was actually 2 separate pieces.  I came across this chair at an occasional sale for $15.00. And later came across the desk for $20.00.  I knew these pieces would be fabulous in a beautiful turquoise color, and the chair needed a recovered seat made of an alfalfa sack.

This chair redo (she’s named Betty Blue) was a guest post for Chic on a Shoestring.  See that here.

The desk I named Washington.  I sanded and sprayed the whole thing down.  And then added gold “leafing” to the desk legs and top.

Yes, my gold leafing is simply gold Duct Tape.  It was included in a box of product to try from Duct Tape.  And I loved the way it looked!

Betty Blue and Washington are a happy pair and don’t they look like they’ve been together for years!  A match made in heaven! 

This is another project for the Master Bedroom Redo that is being revealed soon. Other projects for the Master Bedroom Redo are:

Fabric Wall
Jewelry Carousel
DIY Hair Tool Organizer



  1. faithfilledcc says

    You know you’re a redneck when you gold leaf your table with duct tape! Ha, it’s gorgeous, Janel! Love it! Love you!

  2. says

    Hey there! I am way late to this party…trying my best to catch up and get back in to the swing of things! Love Love Love Betty and Washington!! And the duct tape! Genius!

  3. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says

    Oh My goodness! I love Betty Blue and Washington! They make a gorgeous looking couple indeed! :) You are pretty slick over there with that Gold Duct tape- I love it! Bam! Looks great lady!

  4. amy@thesalvagecollection says

    nuh-uh!! you glammed up washington w/ duct tape?? you are one bold broad! woot!

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