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  1. So cute Julia and I always love your attention to detail. The actual orchid is gorgeous and I love you ghost chair too. I am definitely headed to The Container Store to get that acrylic box ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can’t wait to try those paint brush covers! I was SO excited when Emily A Clark posted about them!

  2. The colour looks great. The desk insert with the new colours gives the desk a lot more interest. Lovely!

  3. I agree that something was missing and this project completely finished the piece. Love your styling, too!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  4. LOVE this! I have a secretary desk that was my husband’s grandfather’s which his mother painstakingly stripped and refinished years ago. I have always wanted to do something to it but did not want to offend her…. I am so doing this, it’s the perfect solution. and yours in radiant orchis is to die for, well done!

  5. This is lovely! And your styling is so fabulous. I obviously was a little liberal with my interpretation of “radiant orchid” and didn’t get the exact color ๐Ÿ™‚ It adds so much interest to that desk and just rocketed it from a straight up vintage piece to a perfect old/new mix. Beautiful work!

  6. you rocked that colour Julia! I am not much for radiant orchid by I could definitely see using it like you did. Amazing. by the way – I just discovered that I’ve been a no-reply for about a month, just in case you were wondering where all the mysterious comments were coming from ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. That is such a cool makeover. I love that you were able to get some fun into the desk, while still keeping the wood color on the outside. It is really fantastic looking ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is perfect! Love the little surprise when you open the desk, and even though it isn’t my favorite color, I can totally appreciate it in little touches like this! I love the styling as well!

  9. How awesome is this?! I love how you have a fun pop of color with the traditional desk…such a great and unexpected combo!

  10. Love the little pop of color! It definitely adds a little something-something.

  11. It is lovely Julia! I love that you just added small doses of Radiant Orchid. Before I clicked on the full post I had visions of an entire secretary painted that color! What a fun project to collaborate on!

  12. Oh you are so clever!! I love it, and that it’s so easy to change up when you’re ready for something new!

  13. Ok seriously shut up!!! Honestly I’m not a fan of the color and all these projects are so good but seriously it’s like this color was just waiting for your secretary!!!! Looks awesome!

  14. It’s so pretty and so you! I’m pretty sure radiant orchid would only be allowed in my craft room or closet.

  15. I love the white and the Radiant Orchid together. It’s just what the desk needed–so pretty!

  16. Great job – looks really good. I was happy to see the use of the paint brush cover – the guys that developed this were on Shark Tank this past Friday night. They are so cute and 100% NYC guys. I was very impressed if it really works that well and you just confirmed it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Such a beautiful job! I’m not a huge fan of purple but this is perfect! It looks so great with all the black and white in the hall and that insanely rich wood tone! Gorgeous!

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