Hello! It’s Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers!

How is everyone’s Summer going so far?

We have a busy summer ahead as we prepare for baby #2 to arrive in September!

The baby will be moving into the nursery which means I get to design a ‘big girl’ room for my 2 year old daughter.

I’ve been having so much fun with this space and today I’m showing off a little desk I up-cycled for her room.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


I’m going with a vintage chic look for her room and I was SO excited when I stumbled upon this 1950’s Vintage Typewriter Table $20!

It was the perfect little size for her and I knew I wanted it the second I saw it.

But here is the problem, this isn’t what it looked like before. Are you ready to see what it started out as?

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


  It was a painted metal that had several scratches and was chipping.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


Confession, this is the VERY first time I have tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Can you believe it?

It took me long enough. I received a sample of the Duck Egg Blue Paint at SNAP

and it just happened to be the perfect color for my daughter’s room so I decided to give it a try.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


My first experience was a success!

I’m so excited about how it turned out. It’s such a charming little table and she already loves it.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


The sides also pop out to make it a long table, but as you can see they didn’t age that well.

They are a little lop sided, so we’ll probably keep them down most of the time.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


If you haven’t tried Chalk Paint before, I would give it a shot.

It can run a little bit pricey compared to traditional paint, but a little bit goes a long ways and I really like the finish on it.

I did 1 coat of Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and then did a few touch-ups and then 2 coats of soft wax.

Upcycled Vintage Typewriter Table by @tarynatddd


  I have tons of other projects being revealed soon in this cute little space so be sure to pop on over and follow along 🙂

Thanks for having me today Desirée!

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I love furniture makeovers and for $20 what an adorable treasure this table is!

Taryn has on her blog Design, Dining + Diapers many others DIY projects that I love…

Check out this 4th of July wreath here.

DIY Fourth of July Wreath via @tarynatddd


And how cute are these adorable Onesies?

You can find the tutorial here.

DIY Onesies Using Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl by designdininganddiapers.com


Thank you so much Taryn for taking the time to share your talent with us!

I love having you here!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Taryn and Desiree

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