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Sunday, July 10, 2011

We Decorate Columbus Reveal

Welcome to Vintage Restyled!  If you are new here, take some time to look around. 
In a nut shell, I love to score thrifty finds, repurpose them and give them new life.  They either end up in my home, my space at Heritage Square Antique Mall or by request a clients’  home/office.
My hope is that you will be inspired to follow along on my decorating adventures, either by email or friend connect (see on the right side how to subscribe by email).  If you have the desire to paint, repurpose or create something, I am happy to share the steps and answer any questions.
Without further ado, let me share the desk transformation in its entirety.
I started with a brown desk that the client had.
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As you can see, the desk had a shiny finish to it.
Enter Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.  It is NOT chalkboard paint.  Many of us thought that in the beginning.  You can only order this paint by mail and it comes with a hefty price tag.  This paint goes right on the shiny surface without sanding and priming.  Which saves a TON of time! 
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One coat of paint.
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This area has two coats of paint.
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You can see the difference a second coat makes.
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Once the desk has two coats of dried paint, the distressing can begin.
With a few different sanding blocks, I rub around the edges of the area I want to highlight.
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Hardware is the easiest way to update or change the look of your furniture.  This piece came with the brass knobs.
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You can spray these with regular spray paint, if you choose to keep the original hardware.
Since we were going for a girly look, I replaced the original with small glass knobs.
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Once the desk was distressed I needed to protect the finish.  So I waxed her.  The whole desk received a coat and the top was coated three times.  Sorry, no pictures of clear wax.
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In the office.
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It was a pleasure to work on this desk and be a part of the show, We Decorate Columbus. 
For the followers that are out of the Columbus market, I will have the clip to share shortly.  You must see the entire transformation!
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Anonymous said...

I taped it because I had a overlap/conflict, so I just got to watch it. Look at you! How cool that they showed you actually doing some of the finishing... and I didn't overlook that fantastic manicure! Did you see at the end, how they kept touching the top of your desk? Anyone who's used the AS paint knows that feeling - awesome... I'm tickled for you.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Lovely job. I've heard about this paint but haven't tried it myself. Must get some...

Decor & Harmony said...

Really nice! I just love Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint it's worth every penny. Nice hardware too!Do you have plans for the brass hardware?

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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The desk is beautiful! Love the new knobs.

Marietjie van Straaten said...

Beautiful job, it looks really great! Can you please tell me the name of the wax you have put on the desk. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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