Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Amazing Before & After!


My friend sold me this project desk...she wasn't up to painting it!

It needed some help for sure!

One of the things I liked most about it was it's size....It could be used for a vanity, desk, sofa table, or a cute entry way piece....You can fit a good sized chair in the space also.

I had to sand down this piece first because it had lots of layers of bad paint jobs. Then, I had fun painting in chalk paint using old white and duck egg...I added some glass knobs also. Don't glass knobs make anything look better?
 I also used a medium wax called Rugger Brown by Fiddes and Sons...it is not as dark as AS Dark Wax...I liked how it turned out! I'm excited to use this wax on other projects as well.
 Sorry about the angle, but you can see the detail on the piece this way....

 There she is...ready for the barn....and maybe you!

I have so many more projects, I'm not sure where to start... but for now we are getting my daughter ready for second grade... school supplies, shoes, clothes.  My, they grow up fast!

Now, off to the pool for a dip!


  1. It turned out fabulous, I obviously sold it to the right gal. Can't wait to see it in person. I knew it had good bones.

    Happy to see it has a 2nd life.


  2. Jodi the desk is wonderful - love your color choices! Are you loving the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?

  3. http://mavisharriet.blogspot.com/August 6, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Lovely! I have been wanting to mix two colors on a piece myself, looks great!


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