Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Desks

Hello Friends,
This has truly been a hectic week and as my 3 munchkins are entering school at the same time for the first time, I am a basketcase tad bit anxiety stricken.  Business has been a little slow as well, which I am sure is relative to the end of summer and back to school.  But it doesn't help my nerves either!  I took some risks with these last two was a complete re-constructional mess and the other I just went with what I had on hand.  I guess I had grown a bit bored with my usual blue and wanted to try something new.  Next up I am going to do some dining sets, dressers, etc just to get out of my comfort zone. As well as some upholstery projects so stay tuned...

First desk was pretty at the onset but once I  looked deeper I saw just how much work was ahead of me; chipped veneer in multiple areas, one whole side was completely unattached, and scratches so deep my sander couldn't buff out.  But fun is fun and I love a challenge.

I used paint cans to pressure the side after I re-glued it.
I really wanted to try something different with this one, and the hardware begged replacing so I just went in the direction of things I found that worked.  Here is the final result:

I used a Jade Green color and then glazed it, added copper rose detail hardware to match the wood top.
 The next one was an antique vanity, very pretty but missing one (just one, dang it) piece of hardware so I had to find replacements (Thanks Mom! )  and I used some 'oops' paint from my local Home Depot...this is a shelf by the paint station that sells mistake colors for super cheap.  Like $5.00!  Always check it out when you go looking for paint.  You never know what you might find in there for a fraction of the cost.

So here is this Miss Vanity at the start:
Left middle drawer was only one missing a pull.

Here she is with a brighter blue, some distressing and 'new to her' antique hardware that fit the bill:

I want to say a big THANK YOU to my friend Danielle who put one of my desks on her Pinterest page!  You can check out her amazing 'Favorite Places and Spaces' here;  She also has the most ethereal collection of REAL treehouses and Castles!  I'm completely captivated..check it out for yourself.  More soon :) XOXO

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  1. Hi the desks are amazing I love the jade color. I have a DIY blog that I just launched and I featured the jade desk in a post. Hope you do not mind. If you want to check it out here is the link

    Thanks and again what an amazing job!

  2. Love the jade desk too! One question: when you are painting, do you use a spray gun or spray paint or do you paint it by hand? I have some projects coming up and spray paint cans add up. Thanks for posting your handiwork.