Monday, June 23, 2014

Hidden Desk


I have been away most of the week at the lake water skiing and so I missed Friday at the Flea Market-my favorite day to go.  I did however make it to the Flea on Sunday morning and I found this dingy dark desk/table.



This piece has great details and lines and I knew with some TLC it could be very pretty.  I love how it looks like a table,  then the top can be flipped open to reveal a desk.  
      I decided to go with light grey for the outside and white on the inside.  Since the insides are hard to get to with a paintbrush I spray painted with flat white and then did the final coats with homemade chalk paint in Garlic Glove by Benjamin Moore.  I mixed up a light grey homemade chalk paint for the outside.  After the paint had dried I distresses and sealed the desk/table with dark wax/hemp oil on the outside and clear wax on the inside.  


































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26 comments:

  1. You really turned this desk into a beauty. Love to be able to use it as a table too.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I like that it is a grey table and then there is a desk hidden inside

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  2. Another winner! See you had a lovely weekend skiing and still scored :-) very pretty!

    Hope you have a happy week...
    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri--water skiing is so much fun, but it sure makes me sore-getting old I suppose. I am glad I was able to make it to the Flea on Sunday and find a treasure.

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  3. What a beauty! I love the desk and you really made it look terrific - what a great treasure.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary-it is very cute and secretive!

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  4. This would be a great place to hide money & small valuables, especially if you covered its top with a runner or cloth. I love it! You did a great job on it & love the color.

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    1. Thank you Mary-I agree it would be great hiding place for things. I just love the surprise-table to desk!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love how it opens into a desk!
    xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen-it was a surprise when I saw it at the Flea Market and I of course had to bring it home!

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  6. How pretty! I just love little desks. They are so useful and don't take up too much space. It is amazing what the right color of paint can do.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I love that it looks like a pretty table, but then surprise-desk!

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  7. Darrielle you find the prettiest pieces...love it!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I thought it was a great surprise piece!

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  8. LOVE it! I just shared my spinet desk recently, but opted to leave it stained. Love the color you used.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Thank you Angela-I saw your gorgeous desk and loved it!

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  9. Such a unique and charming piece of furniture, Darielle. The lighter color brings out all of the wonderful detail. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you JoAnne-I am glad I chose a light color too.

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  10. That piece turned out fabulous! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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    1. Thank you Pamela-I like the hidden surprise!

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  11. What a unique little desk! And It's so pretty now!

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