Thursday, December 18, 2014

Empire Secretary Desk


I found this great old Empire desk at a local thrift store and I of course snatched it up quickly!  

Before:

The desk has great lines and legs, but was really dinged and beat up.  After giving the desk a clean I mixed up some chalk paint in Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore and got to painting. Since the desk was so dark it took 3 coats to get it covered.  I spray painted the insides grey so that I could get all the nooks and crannies  I decided I didn't want it to be bright white, but more of an Old World White.  I aged and sealed the desk with AS dark wax/hemp oil and then distressed it.  



I am apologizing now for the poor photos-it has been raining non-stop here in N. CA and I had to quickly take this desk outside during the few hours of sunshine today to get photos.  


I added new mercury glass knobs

LOVE the legs!


Lovely storage drawers


Curved front drawers 












I love this little side detail 



Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Around My House


Here are some touches of Christmas around my house. 

Fresh wreath I made at my daughter's school Holiday Faire


Fresh Bay leaves and Chippy Goodness


Red T for Tennenbaum

Candy Cane Hydrangea 


Our Tree

Some Family Ornaments 




Table Centerpiece










Saturday, December 13, 2014

Finds of the Week #27

Large Horse-paint of not to paint? 

I found some great treasures in my weekly 'Junking" trips around town.  


My Husband wanted a sign that said eat in our kitchen and when I found this at a local show I snatched it up.

Green chippy chair


Looking good in my kitchen




Vintage angel

Antique head and foot boards with the side rails


Wooden frame

Marble vase

Empire Desk


Love my treasures!