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Our popular Parsons Desk is frequently a star in our Home Run features — but we’d never seen it in hot pink before! Spotted on Design*Sponge, this custom pink Parsons is the work of Naomi Stein of Design Manifest.

Naomi works with her father to run Design Manifest — a Philadelphia based Design & Build firm. In addition to her professional design work, Naomi blogs about design inspirations and her personal design projects at the Design Manifest Blog.

Naomi was lucky to score a secondhand Parsons Desk with Drawers for only $40. Though the original chocolate finish was scratched and dented, she wasn’t deterred. After lightly sanding the veneer surface, she painted the entire desk in a high gloss hot pink (she used Glidden’s Very Berry).

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While Naomi is happy with her desk she suggests getting a glass top cut to size for the desk surface — her laptop gets really hot and melts the high gloss paint! If you’re considering painting wood furniture, invest in a finishing lacquer or polyurethane sealant — or use an oil-based enamel paint.

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Curious about Naomi’s art collection? Check out her guide to her artwork at Design Manifest | My Office Nook.

See more of Naomi’s stylish home on Design*Sponge | Sneak Peek: Naomi Stein of Design Manifest and her personal blog Design Manifest.

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Image: by Courtney Apple and Naomi Stein

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Irene

December 1, 2011

Amazing!

Sarah

December 7, 2011

I love it. I’d love to know the name of the blue wall color she used!! Gorgeous

Eloise

December 13, 2011

My taste, completely. LOVE the colors.

Claire

December 28, 2011

LOVE this. Where did she even find a secondhand Parsons desk? I’ve been looking everywhere so I can do something like this. She got a lucky deal.

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