Monday, July 15, 2013

Desk Makeover

Well, it's hot, humid and plain old yucky here today, with no end in sight for awhile.  Which means I'll be working inside this week in my air conditioned, messy basement instead of my hot, messy garage.  I have dreams of having a beautiful, organized workplace one day ...
Anyway, I finished this desk last week and wanted to show you how it turned out.

You may remember I picked it up at Goodwill.  It was in basically good shape--just a small crack I had to fix--but I've found that plain maple doesn't sell well, and it was a little boring. So I decided to give it an update.
I painted the base and top in ASCP Old White.
And the drawers in Ce Ce Caldwell's Seattle Mist. 

I did a little dry brush of the Old White on the handles.
And distressed the piece to make the details like the scalloped top stand out.
Then I finished it with Ce Ce Caldwell clear wax.
Before ...
And after ...
I took it to the booth today.  I hope someone likes it and buys it soon, so I can get some more stuff out of the basement!

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  1. so cute! i love those wooden handles... i think they are so fun!

  2. Hi Deborah, you did an amazing job on this desk make-over! I love the colors! It's hot and humid here too!!

  3. what a great color combination! And I just love that scallop detail - so pretty!


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