Writing Desk Updated

Ok.. I officially suck at getting “before” photos! This desk was in very good shape though, it just needed to be updated. It is very solid and really didn’t have any issues other than being less than inspiring! It was a traditional dark stained desk with not so nice looking pulls… but great lines!

The AFTER

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I painted the base in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint “Provence”, lightly distressed it and applied a coat of wax. I also sanded off the original finish ofrom the top and refinished it with dark walnut stain and a couple of coats of wax.

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I love how this beautiful grain pattern showed up more prominently after I refinished the top!

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The desk has great legs and lots of storage in the 3 drawers…

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I replaced the original pulls with these lions head pulls that I painted flat white..

One of my wonderful neighbors saw this desk sitting in my driveway and knew she had the perfect home for it… I almost didn’t sell it as I was still trying to figure out where I could possibly put it in my house, but I knew she had a “need” and mine was just a “want”… but I sure loved this piece! Maybe she’ll let me visit it sometime Winking smile

Thanks for stopping by…

Until next time!

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Posted on June 12, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I don’t care that you forgot before pictures, I love the color of this desk and it came out great!!

    Cynthia

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    • It just makes me so mad that I forget so often! I just don’t know how all of the you other bloggers manage to remember to take so many before and during photos.. I guess I’m just so focused on getting to the end result… hmm.. Thanks for your comment though Cynthia, I do appreciate them!

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      • If you look at projects I did in the beginning of my blog which I must say were really good I forgot before pictures because back when I was doing some huge projects I didn’t know I was going to be doing a blog so I had no pictures. It mad me mad when I started posting especially my laundry room and my bathroom.

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  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    No need for a before picture, the after is pretty amazing! Love that rich wood grain! … And sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between a need and a want! BUt in the end, it’s a good thing when a piece finds a happy new home!

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  3. So pretty! I love that color–I’m going to have to do something with it soon!

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  4. Love the desk! The contrast of the top to the painted part looks great-excellent work!

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  5. Little Lionhead pulls!!! Fantastic!!! I love the desk…..I would have snatched it up myself if I could.

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  6. That is such a pretty color! I would have had a hard time selling it, too…

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  7. I love that you left the top unpainted. The woods natural beauty is a terrific contrast with the fun color you chose. Great job.

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  8. This IS gorgeous! I’d love it if you’d link up to TA-DA TUESDAY ❤ from your newest follower I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the color. I’m visiting from Metamorphosis Monday 🙂

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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  10. Great color choice!

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  11. ooooh pretty! seriously- just gorgeous!!!!

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  12. love love this one….I really think Provence is such a happy color…but recently got a sample pot of Aubusson,Its a rich color…I have a old TV unit(still has TV) I am going to pull the set out and turn it into a dry bar…and I think I might go with Aubusson….

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  13. Thanks so much for linking up to TA-DA TUESDAY! What a great project, I LOVE the top it looks amazing! If you haven’t already, I’d be delighted if you’d follow back : ) blessings!
    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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