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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: A desk revamp.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A desk revamp.

I got this little lady, (I named her Reese, again, because I've got a special little family on my mind) from the same woman that sold me a few pieces.

It sat in the garage for a few weeks. It needed some love and I wanted to use my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the top, so I had to wait a little while.

 (I don't like to touch up the original photos. It makes the after so much more dramatic!)

The back legs (hairpin legs, fancy term, isn't it?!) weren't attached in the back. So I took a piece of extra wood and put it in the back. I attached it using my Kreg Jig. I mean, my husband's Kreg Jig.... ummm, would anyone like a little tutorial on how to use a Kreg Jig? Do you care? Either way, the back legs are now supported and the desk is stable.

I got my Old White Chalk Paint out and started painting. But wait. WAIT. Just. A. Minute. Instead of painting the top so that it was smooth and you could hardly see the lines, I did something a little different. I painted with the idea of actual old world plaster. I criss-crossed and spread the paint in all different directions. I love how the top turned out! It just looks so cool.

I then took some wax and wiped it on with an old drop cloth.

Here's the result. I love this gal. The mix of the hairpin legs and the antique pulls with the Old White wood top. LOVE.

And those key holes! Dreamy.

You can sort of see the difference in the top, see where the lighter areas are? That's the effect I was going for. I love, love, love it.

Say a little prayer for baby Jackson for me.



Blogger r_c_kunkel said...

Id love a tutorial. I need to figure out a way to fix the drawer guides on my sewing desk. I kinda broke them. Oops. I need to replace them somehow and maybe you'll give me some ideas. They are all wooden. Kinda a tongue and groove setup. The guide is the tongue part.

May 25, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a unique piece of furniture! I love how it has turned out and can't wait to see it in it's place of honor!! lol

May 25, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I want this desk. I have a thing for hairpin legs. They are so airy, yet sturdy.

May 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

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