Thursday, April 9, 2015

Coastal Bliss Vanity/Desk


As you know I love to hunt for and paint furniture so here is another find from the week.
Before:




This desk/vanity was very sturdy and had great bones and I had just bought Coastal Bliss by  The Urban Rooster and thought this would be the perfect piece to go for a beach look.  I am personally partial to beachy since I live by the beach in CA.  

After a good sanding, the top of this desk was ready for hemp oil/dark wax.  I love the ease and smooth finish of this.   After painting the piece with 2 coats of Coastal Bliss, I distressed it so the white and the dark wood would both show.  I sealed it with AS clear wax and added back the original knobs.  


Wood Top




Layered look 


I did a quick transformation on this frame using paint and paper

Love the drawer detail and the knobs 




Distressed look 






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56 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shade of aqua...the desk/vanity came out great...I would love to be the lucky one to buy this piece.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I wish you lived near and then it could be yours!

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  2. Your bouquet is amazing! My daughter loves that color.

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    1. Thank you Su-I am loving this new color too!

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  3. Oh Darrielle, another beautiful piece. I love the shape of these desks. And I think I bought the same rug as you yesterday! Hehe. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love the shape and the color too! Right now with all the construction going on and a new workshop to be built I have to take pictures where I can and for now that is in front of the garage with a rug. Love the rug

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  4. Wow, those colors are amazing together! What a pop!

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    1. Thank you Kim- as you can tell I like some color in my life!

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  5. I love that! And it's the perfect color! And you're in CA. Sigh...
    Brenda

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  6. Thank you Brenda-I am loving the cheerful aqua/green color. It reminds me of the water in Carmel.

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  7. Love that color and how it turned out!

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    1. Thank you- I am loving this new color and plan to use it again!

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  8. Love the color of the desk. The little frame looks great - how did you do it, please? I have several frames I would like to change the look of them.

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    1. Thank you Debbie-I picked the frame up from the thrift store and the font had ugly paper so I peeled it off and then traced it on new paper and glued it. For the pop of aqua I just painted the back part that opens. It was very simple and easy, but I was lucky that the front paper came off so easy.

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    1. Thank you Martina-it is a very stunning color!

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  10. I love this. Please share on Idea Box link up party if you haven't already!

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  11. Darrielle,
    I love this color. It is really pretty. Great re love of this piece.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I am loving this color too and this piece needed some help that is for sure!

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  12. Love the colors on this one! Very pretty! Are you using the hemp oil & wax together to make a "glaze type consistency" when you topcoat? Just curious because it turns out so well, and I've always used mineral spirits. Would love to know if there's a difference in dry time too? Thanks:D

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I do kind of make a glaze thing with the oil and wax. I pour a little oil in a container and then dip my brushing the oil and then directly in the wax tin and brush on the piece. It goes on sort of like paint and I then rub in/off with a cloth. it is very easy and fast and I can control the dark wax this way. Try it and you will love it!

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  13. This turned out beautifully...and the white paint showing through gives it an even more beachy look!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love that both the dark wood and the white shows through in places.

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I think it is pretty too!

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  15. I really admire people who can restore these treasures and give them a new life of beauty the way you did. Such a pretty - and very "beach-y" shade of blue!

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    1. Thank you J-I am glad I was able to make this piece pretty again and give it new life.

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  16. I love the transformation

    Visiting from Over 40 Bloggers!

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    1. Thank you Donna-it was a great transformation!

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  17. Sweet color Darrielle and I love how it looks with the hemp oiled top. Very Beachy!

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    1. Thank you Marie-it is a very sweet and cheerful color!

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  19. This looks lovely. I love the layered look and the color.

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    1. Thank you Trish- I love the two colors together too!

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  20. I adore the little roller feet. I have an old dresser with the same wheels. The color is gorge-wa!

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    1. Thank you Steph-I love old wooden castors too and I agree-gore-wa!

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  21. Love that color and I like that you refinished the top instead of painting it. xo Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura-the color is a new favorite for now !

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  22. I love this color! I'm longing to paint my mother's 1930s art decor vanity, it would look great this color. Thanks for sharing at Brenda's Cozy Little House party.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary-I bet your vanity would look great in this color!

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  23. What a great piece of furniture.And the color is stunning.
    Love your makeover!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up with us!
    xx
    Mila (Idea Box)

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    1. Thank you Mila-the color is so pretty!

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  24. I know I have said this before, but now THIS is my favorite all time pieces of yours! It really is stunning!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-Ha ha-this is one of my favorites too-I am loving the cheerful color. Would you like me to send you some of the Urban Rooster paint in coastal bliss?

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  25. This is beautiful! Love this colour and those casters are gorgeous! Popped over from SavvySouthern Style. Lor.xx http://champagnemindlemonadepocket.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Lor-I so love the color too!

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  26. I'm in love with that color! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-Bringing the paint to Mes Amis in this color!

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  27. Hi Darrielle! The color you chose for this piece is perfection! I love love love it! I've chosen your post as one of the features at today's Shabbilicious Friday link party. Hope to see you there this week!

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    1. Thank you Stacy-Thanks for the feature of my vanity and its beautiful color!

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  28. Your desk is so pretty, like a watercolor painting. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Laurel-I like that description-watercolor!

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  29. Your desk is so pretty, like a watercolor painting. I love it!

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  30. So pretty! I"m loving the layered aqua look. Thanks for linking up to our April Pretty Preppy Party!

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    1. Thank you Sarah-I loved the layered look too!

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