Thursday, February 27, 2014

Apron Strings Desk

I have been waiting to find a small desk that I could paint in MMS Apron Strings milk paint.  I have done a few pieces in this color and I love it so much I was wanting to paint more.  I found this desk at the local Flea Market and knew it was coming home with me.

I sanded down the top because it was pretty gross and needed it, and then I waxed it with AS dark wax--I love the buttery finish the wax leaves.  I also did not like the fact the the two drawers had two knobs each so I filled in the holes with wood putting. 
I mixed up MMS Apron Strings and started to paint away.  I didn't really want it to chip this time so I added some bonding agent.  The last steps were to dark wax the entire desk and distress.  After drilling new holes in the drawers I added some glass knobs I had on hand.  

I love the old casters!

The top is so much better now!

Tiered tart pan stand I made 

What's not to love about a curved leg?


  1. I love that little desk and color. I now see why your backlink doesn't work. The links to the parties aren't linked at all. They have to be a highlighted link to work.

  2. Great looking piece. It looks like almost a true coral color. That top was pretty bad- it looks great now- xo Diana

  3. What a wonderful color. Liked how you just refinished the top and didn't paint, and those casters are great. Your tiered tart trio looks fantastic sitting on top!!!

  4. Good call on changing from four drawer pulls to two, much better. You did a lovely job on this! -Dawn @ We Call It
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  5. Love the color and the beautiful lines of the table...incredible job on the top...Fabulous !

  6. Another pretty restored treasure from you. Love the tart pan stand too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Such a pretty table and the color is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...