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Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Renewed Desk

I have been feverishly painting to catch up on my short hiatus. I attacked this old, all wood desk first.
Scored while thrifting, it was love at first sight.
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It has beautiful detail on the top and a great curve to the drawers.
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Unfortunately the top was pretty beat up.
Having some success with my dresser, I opted for ASCP Paris Gray.
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It received two coats in areas and light distressing.
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But it was blah and did not bring out the beauty of the desk. 
With a random (no measurements taken) mix of dark and light wax, I began playing with the finish.
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Since I had applied clear wax before applying my wax concoction, it was easy to wipe off the dark wax with a baby wipe.  I did this in the areas that I thought were too dark.
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The dark wax really brought out the molding on the top.
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There she sits in my space, waiting for a new home.  She really is beautiful!
Let’s recap:
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And now:
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Hope you like as much as I do.  Another baby I hate to say goodbye to.
Linking to some parties:
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Look What I Found Friday @ Vintage Revivals
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Polly said...

Hi Shannon! Saw it at the store today, it is gorgeous! Won't last long! Sorry I couldn't chat longer, the Mister was halfway outside and I didn't want to get in trouble for slacking!! :-)

Did you make a decision yet?

The Painted Parlor said...

Gorgeous! I agree the dark wax gives it more depth and character. So cute!

Lesley T said...

I do like the dark wax on Paris Grey. Just curious, did you paint the insides of the drawers?

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is just lovely! Beautiful job! Found you via Savvy HomeMade. Toodles, Kathryn

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Good choice with the dark!!

Mandy said...

It's beautiful! Amazing what a difference the dark wax makes. I love working with it.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... looks so fresh now! Great job.

Vicky said...

I love it! Your transformations are always stunning and unique.

Unknown said...

Very nice! I'm hoping to do something similar to this with an old desk I have soon

Kelly said...

Came over from Miss Mustard Seed. I live in CW, so I will have to stop by your booth! Looks great!

Erin of said...

This desk turned out beautiful, Shannon! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will come back and party again!

Brave Brooke said...

That desk is great! I bet it would look great in any home. Thanks for the inspiration!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the way your desk turned out.

Debbiedoos said...

That looks so fresh and ready now. You gave it new life. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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