Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The desk . . . personalized.

I went out on a limb on this one.  I wish I had a "before" picture of the desk, but I forgot to take one.  But it was just a plain, white, six-drawer desk that we actually rescued from the curb.  For years it's been a great place to sew - plenty of drawers for sewing supplies and the perfect height.  But I have a different sewing table now and so the desk is going in one of the guest rooms.  You can see the first part of this project here.
Here's how it looked with the Graphics Fairy frame traced on and my French sentence in the middle saying, 
"Welcome to our Lovely Guest".
And, here it is painted on.  
But it looked too new.   
Too crisp.
The edges were too sharp.

So I scuffed it up a bit - the whole desk - and put on a coat of wax.  The drawers are painted a color called Moth Gray by Behr.  I used a dark wax, so it changed the color quite a bit.  
 This is a stretch for me and I'm going
 to have to live with it a bit to be sure . . .

 I would welcome any suggestions, opinions, or constructive criticism.

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Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love this! Very classy and new!

Susanne said...

Nice job! I've been jumping around your blog and would like to suggest a stencil on the side, something like your friend Jan's kitchen island.

ANNE said...

I love it too! The contrast between the white handles and the darker drawers looks wonderful. Love how you scuffed the graphic!

Jess said...

It's perfect!

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...
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Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

I love it! In fact, I'm working on something similar. Great minds we have!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

What a cute desk. Love the finish. I hope it will continue to grow on you because you did a magnificent job.

Honey at 2805 said...


Deborah March said...

So VERY lovely...you'll make your guests feel so special!

Anita said...

Beautiful job...Sometimes taking pictures give me a better perspective. Now that you see the pictures you must be pleased because it is a pretty amazing transformation.

Papillon said...

I love the style of this desk-very chic.(By the way, the French quote means 'welcome to our guest house' which could be read as 'welcome to our home') So fitting for a guest room.



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