Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lovely Desk


On my weekly searching for furniture I found this great desk and it had to come home with me.  
Before:

I love the lines of it and the hardware.  After a quick clean I mixed up some home made chalk paint in French Grey Linen by Benjamin Moore and got right to painting.  I used dark wax/hemp oil to seal and age the desk and then-Viola it was done! 




















I love everything about this desk! 

28 comments:

  1. Your re-dos are always so amazing and I adore the color you used!

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    1. Thank you Kathy-I like making ugly furniture look good again!

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  2. guten morgen, sie haben sehr schön dekoriert!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

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  3. That is stunning! An amazing transformation! And I love the gold details <3

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  4. I love everything about it also...including the beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

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  5. Thank you Betsy--I love my flowers too!

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  6. PS

    I am your newest follower. I can't wait to go back and read back posts - you are VERY talented!

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  7. Great transformation....That desk was in serious need some Darrielle love! :)

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    1. Thank you Robin- I love the legs on this desk and I have a buffet that I turned into a TV console with the same legs. Do you know what this style is called by any chance?

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  8. Another great find Darrielle and beautiful makeover!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-you know me and furniture! Got to have it!

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  9. Darrielle,
    This is a desk to fall in love with, I too love it's sweet simple shape, and those pencil post legs are so charming. I could so see the piece sitting off to the side somewhere cute in ones home with a great French basket underneath the desk, a French chair pushed up to it and a cozy lamp ontop. This is a desk to keep and love, such a piece like this could be moved about the home in so many different rooms, even a wall in the kitchen where there is easy access to creating a dinner menu.

    Love the paint finish, it's a perfect shade of grey, and the aged effect makes it that much more inspiring.

    Thank you beautiful friend for taking the time to visit my place and your comments always add grace and beauty to how and why I create.

    See you soon, keep finding those great finds so we can share in the outcome.

    Xx
    bisous

    Doré

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    1. Thank you Dore-I was wondering what to call the legs of this style-love them and know I can call them pencil post legs. I have a buffet with the same style legs-drawn to them I suppose. This was a fun project for me and now the desk is looking for a new home!

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  10. You really transformed that desk. Beautiful job!

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  11. Sweet desk! Love that color (and it goes to show you don't have to have THE Annie Sloan French Linen to get this color). Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you -I like to find colors at my local point store and them make them into chalk paint. The paint store knows me so well that they give me lots of paint to try! They even know my go to colors and will have them ready for me!

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  12. Wow! It turned out amazing! I love the paint and colour you chose. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It's open now. ( we love thrifty find makeovers)

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    1. Thanks-I love it now too and I will hop on over and share!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this transformed desk at Make It Monday. I am in love with its simple lines and the lovely color.

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  14. Thank you Donna-I love how this one true out too!

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  15. The Lovely Desk is a feature tonight at Make It Monday. Come on over and grab a feature button.

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