Well hello there, Friends! Back again so soon? I’m so glad you are! I have a furniture makeover to share with you today. Are you up for that?
Today I’m sharing a desk that my neighbor asked if I could paint for her last Summer. To be honest, I really prefer not to paint furniture for other people. I just don’t like the pressure that comes with it. What if I ruin it? Yikes! Plus I don’t have the space nor the time to take on more than I already have.
I did agree to paint this desk for my neighbor though because she just wanted a simple paint job and there wasn’t much to it:
I love the lines of French Provincial Furniture and knew this would be pretty painted.
Here’s how it looks now:
I’ve been using a lot of Pure White lately, but this is my favorite off white paint color, Cottage White by Behr, made into chalk paint. I love it mixed with Pure White as well.
The top was in pretty rough shape…
Sometimes the best fix is to cover it right up.
I did sand it just a bit to smooth it out first.
My hydrangeas are just waking up…can’t wait to have these beautiful blooms again.
Painting this light of a color over dark usually takes three coats. I sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax as usual. See my chalk painting tutorial HERE if you want to see a step-by-step on how to chalk paint furniture.
I kept all the original hardware, it’s so pretty. I gave them a couple of coats of Rustoleum spray paint in Heirloom White.
The chair is from my dining set, but works perfectly with this beautiful desk.
It really adds a nice finishing touch…
This was a simple makeover, but now this piece has a fresh new attitude!
And my neighbor loved it. I also did the chair to match, but she brought that as she was picking up the desk. Not sure why she didn’t think to have me do them both together.
Sure wish I had an office space of my own for a beautiful desk like this. My office is just a desk…in the living room. Some day. 🙂
Coming up tomorrow is the makeover of this pretty flatware chest I found for $5:
See you then, awesome Friends!
UPDATE: See it HERE now!
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