I fell in love...

I fell in love with this desk when I saw it at an indoor flea market. Its solid mahogany and I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw it. Ok, she isn't the prettiest girl on the floor, but she has potential. Don't you think?  And for $25.00...come on...you know you would too.


This desk has great detail.  I had to sand it down completely and remove a veneer that was adheered to parts of the front. 


If you haven't worked with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint...you NEED to. It's not readily available in your typical big box stores, but there are many carriers both online and in privately owned shops. They call it the "girl" paint. For most pieces you don't even need to sand or prime before you begin. It adhears to surfaces without a problem..Ladies, you know we're impatient and want the finished product without all the prep work, thus the term "girl paint"! For this desk I used ASCP in Provence. I painted the existing pulls on the side drawers with spray paint from Rustoleum. I changed out the top drawer knobs for these clear glass knobs.





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 I just love how it turned out.  What do you think?

Danielle

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Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet: I fell in love...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I fell in love...

I fell in love with this desk when I saw it at an indoor flea market. Its solid mahogany and I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw it. Ok, she isn't the prettiest girl on the floor, but she has potential. Don't you think?  And for $25.00...come on...you know you would too.


This desk has great detail.  I had to sand it down completely and remove a veneer that was adheered to parts of the front. 


If you haven't worked with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint...you NEED to. It's not readily available in your typical big box stores, but there are many carriers both online and in privately owned shops. They call it the "girl" paint. For most pieces you don't even need to sand or prime before you begin. It adhears to surfaces without a problem..Ladies, you know we're impatient and want the finished product without all the prep work, thus the term "girl paint"! For this desk I used ASCP in Provence. I painted the existing pulls on the side drawers with spray paint from Rustoleum. I changed out the top drawer knobs for these clear glass knobs.





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 I just love how it turned out.  What do you think?

Danielle

Linking up to: Furniture Feature Fridays

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6 Comments:

At October 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger kellyporter said...

What a great piece, love how you incorporated the original handles for the lower drawers!

 
At October 18, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Blogger MissV said...

magical- i love this brand of paint.
the colors are so milky...keep the projects coming.
u girlies rock it

LC-

 
At December 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the color on this beautiful makeover!

 
At December 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Pretty! Thank you for describing chalk paint. I had wondered why I kept seeing it pop up in blogland!

 
At January 7, 2012 at 4:13 PM , Blogger Claire said...

This is a beauty-AS paint rocks!! I'm your newest follower-stop on by for a visit!

 
At January 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, all! I will be visiting all of your blogs.

 

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