March 30, 2012

Old White Antique Desk

Hi all! 
I just finished my latest piece of furniture and it's another winner ;) I've been keeping very busy and it seems word has been spreading about my new hobby. I was blessed this week with some new clients and some awesome free furniture. I designed and ordered some business cards and am hoping to start advertising soon! I love painting furniture and taking something from boring to beautiful so I'm just taking this hobby wherever it (and God) leads me! :)

My poor husband's garage has started to look like a furniture warehouse....and sometimes like a furniture graveyard ;) But he's been so supportive and has helped me with anything I've asked of him, Thanks sweetie!!

So this week I worked on an antique desk that my client picked up at a flea market. She already had a bed that she wanted me to match it to and hallelujah! Annie Sloan's Old White was a perfect match. 

Here's a quick pic of the bed I was matching.

Isn't it beautiful? A lucky little girl who loves horses gets to enjoy these antique pieces :) Here's what her desk looked like before.

The foot of the desk kept falling off so I used some wood glue before screwing it back on and now it's on there really good. I sanded down the desktop because there were some very uneven spots and then gave the top a few coats of primer. The rest of the desk I just started with the chalk paint and ended up using three coats.

I only distressed the edges but tried to do them heavily. The drawer fronts with their rounded edges ended up perfect.

I would have staged it a bit more but I had just finished waxing and knew I only had about an hour of sun left. Thank goodness I got these few pictures because today it is lightning and thundering out and tonight this beauty is going back home!

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  1. So sweet! I know how you feel. We don't have a garage so I've been filling up my guest room and any other spare space in our house with finished pieces and furniture yet to be painted. Just got some business cards done. Used I Print and really happy with how they came out.

  2. What a lovely desk! I like that it's got a matching stool. Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

  3. What a great transformation and a beuatiful piece!


  4. You really updated that piece and it looks great. I'm sure they will be happy with it. I also update furniture and enjoy working with paints (I still need to try AS.)

  5. What a lucky little girl - love vintage furniture and your paint job makes it shine!

  6. Just wanted you to know I featured your desk on my blog today!!