Wednesday, September 5, 2012

{Small Desk Makeover}

We were lucky enough to grab two of these desk for literally nearly nothing.  They are solid wood with dovetailed drawers.  They were an ugly honey color & I knew that I would have to invest a little time prettying them up! The original hardware was gorgeous & I even loved the uneven patina on them.  

I've only finished one but this is what he looked like before

{Sorry for the bad iPhone pic}

This is what he looks like now

I painted the top in ASCP Graphite.
The bottom got a got of ASCP Old White with the drawers in ASCP Duck Egg.
The whole piece was sealed with a clear wax & distressed.  

He turned out gorgeous! 
Or since it's a he I should say handsome!

My husband said this is his absolute favorite piece I've done.  
I love it too.
The colors are so amazing together!

Last night we delivered this gorgeous piece to a dear friend of ours. 

I snapped these with my phone as we were getting ready to leave but I'm hoping to go back & get some good pictures with the camera. 
 I really wanted to keep this piece because it turned out so gorgeous!

I'm getting ready to work on this piece & I have amazing plans for it.

It will actually need to be stripped because it has several layers of chipped paint.  
And while loading it into the car we noticed that at one time it sat upon casters so I will be on the hunt to find some to add to the character of the piece. 

Well I have a beautiful little girl who refuses to go to bed so I'm off to play with her!

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day!
Happy Tuesday!