Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Queen Anne Secretary Desk with a pop of COLOR!


I wanted to go bold on another furniture transformation  so I went with my gut on this one.
Before:

I love Apron Strings by Miss Mustard Seed and I am always wanting to find a project to paint with this color.  I decided to go with grey on the outside (stay with the traditional style) and go bold on the inside.  I mixed up a custom grey home-made chalk paint and painted the outside grey.  I mixed up Apron Strings and added the bonding agent for the inside.  After the paint dried I sealed the entire piece with dark wax/hemp oil.  To made the hardware more appealing I used Rub n Buff in Autumn Gold since it has a coral tint to the gold.  I am very happy with how the desk turned out! 






Hydrangea from my garden






Rub N Buffed hardware


You can see the wood supports that come out when the desk is opened


Bottom of the desk detail 


Queen Anne legs











40 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job! It is completely transformed.

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  2. Thank you Susan-it does look very different now!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I like how it turned out

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  4. Oh, I LOVE this piece!! Another winner!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-winner winner chicken dinner! ha ha ha

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  5. Simply Suzannes at Home

    So happy to have found your post. I'm visiting from WOW Us Wedn.
    I just finished painting my grandma's secretary desk, so I was so curious to see how your turned out.
    You did a great job! I love the colors you chose. It's such a pretty piece.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne--I wanted to try something different with my colors so I just went for it and am happy with the results!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I am happy with how it turned out!

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  7. This is awesome! That inside pop of color really makes it unique and so beautiful to look at!
    xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen-I wanted to do something different and I love MMS Apron Stings to went with my vision!

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  8. That looks fabulous Darrielle...love that pretty pop of color!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I wanted to do something a little unexpected!

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  9. I love the pop of color inside! So, so pretty! Visiting from MMS Furniture Feature Friday!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  10. It's lovely Darrielle! Wasn't it fun painting all those little cubbies? J/K . . . the last secretary desk I did almost did me in! I love the apron strings on the inside though, it's whimsical and unexpected. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Melanie-painting to cubbies was SO much fun (ha ha ha). Waxing them was even more fun! LOL

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    2. I'm with both of you! Painting those cubbies inside a secretary desk can be a chore. But the Apron String interior was definitely worth it. Looks fab!

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  11. WOW! Apron Strings is the perfect color for this...Great choice! This turned out lovely...very classy!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-unexpected was what I was going for!

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  12. This is so pretty - quite the focal point for a room now. :) Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you very much-I wanted a POP so I went for it!

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  13. Like an elegant woman with red underwear beneath a classy dress! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison-I love the comparison! Great image!

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  14. I saw this featured over at Someday Crafts and had to come tell you how much I love it. The pop of color on the inside is such a beautiful surprise! Pinning.

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    1. Thank you-I wanted a surprise when opened!

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  15. This desk is gorgeous! I have been looking for something like this for myself for a long time!

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    1. Thank you Steph-I have it posted on Craigslist for sale.

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  16. Fabulous desk! I love the colors so much and the rub-n-buff matches the coral just perfectly! Great job!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I like how the Rub n buff turned out too!

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  17. This is just beautiful Darrielle ! I love painting color inside furniture as a surprise - but never went with orange - may have to try this on my next piece - it's just gorgeous !
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you Suzan-the coral turned out great and I love it too!

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  18. This is stunning! I love the two shades of color together.

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    1. Thank you Deb-I like the 2 colors together too!

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  19. Darrielle, this is just stunning! I love the color combo too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-the color combo turned out better then I thought it would from the picture in my head! Love that when it happens!

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  20. Wow! Love the pop of color! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily & Erin

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