Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Takes a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'

I have not been able to keep furniture in my booth recently.  That's a good problem to have and I'm not complaining.  It's just that May is the craziest time of year at school and I haven't had much time to paint.  So I recently went shopping for some pieces that were move-in ready.  No luck.


But I found this desk.  Look at those legs!  This could really be cute and wouldn't take a life-time to paint.

It had, however, seen better days.  I love me some natural, time-worn shabbiness, but this isn't it.


So, I pulled out the Citristrip and got to work.  After stripping and staining the top, I painted the base my favorite color (for the moment) - Provence.

I prefer to do my distressing before I wax so I gave it some shabbiness, then two coats of clear wax.

The brass hardware had to go so they got a coat of oil-rubbed bronze paint.

This great desk is dead beat no more!  
It's move-in ready and I'll be moving it in tomorrow!


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18 comments:

Jamie said...

I love the color! You did a beautiful job on this. ~ Jamie

Nat said...

Really gorgeous! Great work--I want one!
Nat :)
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lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it! GREAT COLOR
LAUREN

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Definitely has really pretty lines to it and those legs are great, Cyndi! Love it in its new color!

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

Very nice job! cute and quick...perfect!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Perfect color, beautiful wood top and I love those curvy legs!

Amy said...

It is beautiful. That color is great. You did a great job.

twelve-O-eight said...

The dark top and fabulous color really compliment eachother on this piece! Your new reader, Tanya :)

thesewingroomdiva said...

what a terrific combination! i wish it's mine =]

Liz - Imageremix said...

Saw your post at Doodles and Stitches. What a transformation. And yes, those legs are divine! The color you chose gives them an even more beautiful look.

Liz

Creating Love And Joy said...

found you at HOH..love your stuff...
ashley @creating love and joy

Kristin said...

This is awesome! Love the pop of color! Thanks for sharing

Visiting from House of Hepworths

Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

It is definitely dead beat no more! Love the color you chose.

Found you over at I Should Be Mopping the Floor and would love for you to link up to my party.

http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/search/label/POC%20LINKY%20PARTY

Hope you have a wonderful week.

KarenSue Farash said...

Wow! My favorite combination!!

Anne said...

The wood top looks great with the provence, stunning and rich looking.
Anne

Good Time Charlie said...

The color is beautiful, and you are master at refinishing! Thank you so much for sharing. -K

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Beautifully done Cyndi.
Thanks for linking to Shabbilcious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Nicole Estes said...

Congratulations! Your beautiful table was featured on Doodles & Stitches Fabulous Friday Link Party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.html. There's a new party starting today and I'd love for you to link up something new :) Thanks for participating!