Monday, August 29, 2011


Recently I had a paint fest weekend where I painted 6 chairs, a small chest of drawers, a desk and refinished our kitchen table....crazy...

Here's a little guy who was never one of my favorites, I didn't like the wood finish for a start. Even though it 's a desk it's really too small for anyone to sit at comfortably so it really is a more decorative piece than useful one. 
I sanded and painted it with some paint I picked up in the "mistake" aisle at Menards. I would describe the color as putty/taupe. Then I aged it by sanding the edges etc and rubbing on some dark stain. 
Let's take a closer look at the top:
Here's the before:
 Here's the after. See the added studs?
I also added studs to the front of the drawers and painted the hairdware
See that "architectural" element between the two pictures?  
Here's a close up:
Anyone know what it is? I think it's so curvy, rusty and cool!
Hope you like the desk, I think it turned out well.

Hugs, Mandy

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  1. Her makeover looks outstanding and I wish I knew what that neat piece is, but I have no idea.


  2. I love this! What a beautiful piece of furniture! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by if you get a chance! God bless!