Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gypsy Coral Desk

After painting the apron Strings dresser and posting it, I have gotten a lot of response from it.  A local Dealer saw the dresser and loved the color and she wanted me to paint a desk for her in a similar color.  I went to the local paint store with her and she picked out a coral color for her desk.

The desk BEFORE:

It was a great desk with lots of beautiful details, but the piece was very dark and scratched and she wanted it to be a pop of color in her house.  I mixed up my home-made chalk paint with Plaster of Paris and started to paint away.  After painting the desk I distressed and  hemp oiled/dark waxed it.

I delivered it and she LOVED it!

Linking up with:













  1. I'm so in love with all things coral right now. The desk turned out so beautiful! What a transformation

  2. Thsi is beyond beautiful! I totally love the coral color! how did you ever come up with the idea to use that color so out of the box! Fabulous!!

    Have a happy weekend; hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. That color is gorgeous and just look how the details pop now!

  4. What an outstanding color. It's so amazing how the paint just loves those sweet knobs.

  5. Great job!! I'm hunting a dresser for my daughter's room makeover to paint in just about this exact color! Do you mind sharing the brand and name of the color?

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  6. As everyone else has said, so beautiful!
    Leslie at City Girl Arts

  7. This must have been a fun project, it would be a amazing color to work with and it certainly turned out beautifully.

  8. So cute!!! I will never get tired of seeing coral, and the desk just looks like it was supposed to be coral all along.

  9. I would love to know what color this is as well, its beautiful