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Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Love this Desk

Hi All,
I am excited to share this desk makeover!  I love the color and the way it turned out!  Sometimes things just work.
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Forgive my before shot!  I just jumped right in.
You can see that the bottom drawer needed to be filled and drilled for the hardware.  Thankfully the hardware was with the desk.
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We Hubby stripped the top for me.  Oddly enough, one side came right off while the other proved to be stubborn.
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Isn’t that odd?
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I was able to remove the rest with a sander and then apply walnut stain.
Meanwhile, I had painted the desk with Annie Sloan Provence.  Oh how I love this color!
(Note: you should really strip and then paint)
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Isn’t she a beauty?
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The dark wax gives it the old world feel.
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I painted, waxed, sanded and applied dark wax to the hardware.  I’ve never done that before, though a bit of work, I am loving the look.
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So you do not have to scroll up, here is the before.
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She is pretty and available for sale.  She will be arriving this weekend at Heritage Square Antique Mall.
Partying here:
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
Days of Chalk and Chocolate


Antonella @ LoveYourHome said...

It looks gorgeous! I like the antique look.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

It's a gem and so is a husband who will strip it for you! The finished product is beautiful. I found your post at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.


Mandy said...

Love the style of this desk and the color is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Queen's Link Party.

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Gorgeous!! I love how it looks and I wish I could come snag it from you :) I'm looking for a desk and this would be perfect. Too bad I live in Fairbanks-lol

Jenn Gray said...

Super Cute. Love the top and the gentle distressing.

Sooner Laura said...

Lovely! I'm just starting out with the chalk paint on furniture. I've only tried white, but Provence is my favorite. Isn't that always the case when you start removing a finish or wallpaper or tile or ANYTHING? Some of it goes easier and some of it wants to stay there FOREVER! said...

I LOVE it! Came out beautiful!

Candy said...

Gorgeous makeover. She won't last long at the Mall. 8-)

The Painted Parlor said...

I agree with your title, I love this desk too!! The color is just yummy!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love this piece and the color! Perfect! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style and following you now!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

She really is a beauty! Love the color, the stained top and the pretty hardware!

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