Monday, June 28, 2010

Update: On the President's Desk Part 2

I really like this desk and think that I have come up with a great solution on how to breathe in life into it.

But this journey is going to take awhile.

A LONG while.

I bought it a week ago and am now ready to prime. There was one layer of latex white paint and then two to four layers of varnish.

The top of the desk had four layers, I so did not like that.





Throw in a little steel wool and this is what I got.

I woukl have loved to keep it this brown, natural oak, but the residue and staining from the layers and layers had really sunk into the piece.

So I nursed it back to health with a little primer. It's drying now and I should be able to add the bottom color later today!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jewerly/Lingerie Chest Complete!!

My original post about this piece, I love it.

It has that classy, sophisticated feel, with a touch of uniqueness.

Here it is before the transformation: 

Then priming.

The finished product.

I chose a neutral blueish gray color that was not too overwhelming and went well with the black hardware.

I even mod podge the inside with some craft paper I found at Hobby Lobby!

I just love it!!!!



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

China Cabinet Complete!

My original post about this cabinet was way back in April and here it is May.
The process with the cabinet went smoothly.

The dismantling and the sanding and the priming all were a breeze and I was glad my first piece was going so well.


Until, I could not find hardware, ANYWHERE!

I know what you are thinking, use the original hardware. And oh, did I want to.

I wanted to bad, but the previous owner had damaged them and I, nor my hubby could make them work.

So I spent hours online searching and then on the phone. And finally found some.

Loaded up the ole sleigh with the kiddos and headed straight there.

Now, I love it. But I am thinking about roughing it up a little, I am going let this look wear on me a little and see what I think.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Update: On the President's Desk

Alright, so maybe it is not the President's desk, but that's what I am calling it.

This poor thing, has some brown varnish under the white paint and then under that, it looks oakish.

Stay tuned to see what happens to this piece.

I am excited to see how it looks when I am fininshed.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Update: Jewerly/Lingerie Chest


I chose a grayish blue color, you can't really tell here, but I think it will look great. I had use this same color on some other things around the house and really liked it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Desk

Yes, another desk!

I think I will stick with the two for now.

I just couldn't pass this $10 Craigslist purchase!

Friday, June 4, 2010