Sunday, August 10, 2014

Frenchy Grey Desk-From grunge to Gorgeous!



I was taking my daughter to summer camp and right before I took off I decided to check  Craiglslist.  I say an ad for a grungy desk that I wanted.  After contacting the seller, I asked my husband ( he owes me big time right now for decorating his office-ha ha) to go purchase it. When I got back  this is what I found at home:




The desk had great lines and lots of potential, but needed some serious work.  After taking the knobs off I had to sand down 2 of the drawer fronts since they had lots of chipped veneer.  Once the piece was smooth I mixed up a grey home-make chalk paint and started painting.  I hand painted the details with white chalk paint and then distressed and chipped the paint.  The last step was to seal the desk with dark wax and hemp oil and add new glass knobs. 


I love how it looks now! 

Glass knobs 

Imperfect details

Roses and Silver=LOVE

Fan from DecorSteal.com


Gorgeous Legs


Chippy Goodness







38 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and attractive , and lovely photos to show how it is made. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Attractive Dressing Table Design

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  2. Gorgeous! The comment above mine is spam. Just letting you know.

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am happy with how this one turn out!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I had fun with this project!

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  4. Love how you kept the aged look of the desk and the white accents, gorgeous re-do!!

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    1. Thank you Amy-I like how it turned out too!

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  5. I LOVE how this turned out! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I think it is so much better note too!

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  6. You did a wonderful job! I also like your silver pitcher. I just shared a post about that on Nifty Thrifty Sunday. Looks similar. I spent most of Friday painting with chalk paint for the first time. Just need some finishing touches. Have a great day! Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane-I hope your project was successful! I love silver and roses!

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  7. It was grungie! And it is gorgeous! Nice job of dealing with a flaking paint job and peeling veneer! :)

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    1. Thank you Robin-I like how it is chippy and pretty now!

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  8. Great rescue - the desk turned out gorgeous!!

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  9. Wow! This is truly an amazing transformation! The grey is a perfect grey and the white details just pop off. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Susan-I am liking how it turn out too-I tried to keep it looking chippy, layer and old.

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  11. What a transformation! You did quite an amazing job - it's utterly beautiful now. When I see these types of changes I think I've really got to start painting furniture. As an artist with a background in painting, I should be a natural, but I've never been much of a DIYer. You're inspiring me, I must say... :-)

    Lory
    Designthusiasm.com

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    1. Thank you Lory-I bet with your background you would create beautiful things. Painting is like therapy for me, so I love to find and transform!

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  12. I L-O-V-E it. It was pretty even before, but you chose the perfect color to restore it's magic. I would love to own this!

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    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith-it did turn out nice and is for sale!

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  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS !!!
    What a beautiful transformation - I would have jumped all over that too - we don't get such old beauties in these parts
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you Suzan-I am glad my husband picked it up for me!

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  14. Wow that's one gorgeous makeover!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love it now and think it looks so much better!

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    1. Thank you Betsy--it does look so much better now!

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  16. You did a fabulous job with that piece. Well done, ma'am!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Michele-It was fun project and I am glad it turn rout so pretty and old looking!

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  17. Love this! The desk was lovely to begin with, but painting the white details really makes this piece something special.

    Jamie @ anderson + grant

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    1. Thank you Jamie-I like how it looks so much better now too!

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  18. Just gorgeous! We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants, feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti--Love your party and thanks for the feature!

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