Friday, November 30, 2012

Frenchy Desk

Happy Friday!  I hope all of you sweet readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  I scored this beautiful antique desk a couple of months ago and finally got around to painting it.

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The piece was in pretty rough shape with the finish chipping on the drawers and the dirt…oh man, the dirt.  {I almost forgot the before}

frenchy desk before
The pictures just do not do the gorgeous detailing justice…

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frenchy desk close 2f
I intentionally left the brush strokes instead of sanding them smooth because I wanted the piece to look aged, not perfect.

frenchy desk 2f
I love how this piece turned out but I secretly wanted to paint it turquoise {and definitely would’ve if I weren’t selling it}.  Maybe the next time around I’ll just go for it!
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  1. WOW! what a beauty!!! that is one stunning desk.... love the details!

  2. What a gorgeous desk. I love the lines. I would love for you to link this up to my party if you haven't already. Hope to see you there.

  3. Stopping by from the WOW party. I love that desk! You really did a great job. The details are just amazing!

  4. those details just pop, don't they?

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by, and i'm hosting a giveaway as well today:

    peace to you.