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