Wednesday, April 3, 2013

~PERFECTLY VINTAGE - MY SHABBY DESK MAKEOVER~

 
A few weeks ago I shared some pictures with you  of the fabulous vintage desk I found at a local tag sale.  Last Friday and Saturday it was sooo gorgeous outside that I finally got busy with her transformation!  Man...it was WORK!
WORK I SAY!
Those spindly legs were challenging to paint!

I had to de-glaze the entire thing (liquid sand) and then hand sand the desk to get the finish off.  The desk is certainly a quality piece of furniture and very well made.  I don't think it was used very much because the inside of the drawers look brand new...the outside did, too!
After that she was primed with ZINSSER and then given a couple of good coats of my favorite soft white paint.  After curing for 48 hours I sanded her with my electric sander and then hand sanded for more detail around the edges.  Then I waxed her up (AS Clear Wax) and buffed her out when it was dry!
My girl is now BOOTH READY!  Just in time for the store-wide 15% off sale at Serendipity Market, Edmond, OK!
Yesterday I worked on more pocket pillows and also some new note cards showcasing some of my favorite vintage images....
Still have to deckle punch the corners, but I love how these came out.  Hope to have a few on my website later this week!

Today I'm linking up with:

 Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesdays
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Happy Hump Day!   
  
Love to you...

16 comments:

Bente said...

Oh, I love the desk. It`s beautiful.

Have a nice day

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great desk, Rebecca! I love these smaller styles with drawers, while my daughter likes a big, big desk with lots of drawers. I've been keeping an eye out for her when I'm at the thrift stores. I've seen some great ones in the past. Glad this was in good condition for you. I'm always looking at the inside of the drawers to see how much more work is involved with the makeover when I see a desk I like.

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Your desk turned out beautiful!! I also love your new cards.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Linda said...

Love your desk! You did a great job! You have such a talent!

Love, Linda

Susan said...

Rebecca, Your girl turned out beautifully. I am sure she will sell fas!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The desk turned out so pretty. I painted one for my daughter that she uses at college. It is a lot of work. My least favorite part is sanding. But the finished piece is worth it.

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
That work on your desk was well worth the effort. Look how beautiful she is now; you know how to transform it to the maximum beauty.
Love your cards too.
Hugs,
Mariette

Hope Filled Living said...

Rebecca,
Your desk is amazing. Oh my goodness!It looks like your hard work paid off. I love the soft white hues that you use on your pieces. Your booth must be very pretty and girly. The notecards are precious too.
xoxo.
Mary

Donna Wilkes said...

Beautiful work on the desk. This style is useful for desks, vanities, and sewing tables. So versatile. I loved the cards - good luck with your booth.

stefanie said...

it is gorgeous!!!

Judith van Zo gezellig brocant said...

You had a lot of work on it but it turns out beautiful. I love it, and your blog!
greetings Judith from so cozy vintage (Holland)

Ann said...

Looks great! But the original finish looked pretty good also. Do you ever consider selling it in it's original finish? There are some buyers who aren't crazy about white-just a thought. When the original finish is good, I leave it and it always sells.

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- I see you have worked more of your magic on something! That desk is absolutely beautiful- xo Diana

joanne said...

so sweet and pretty. I love the feminine touches you always add. My heart would swoon if I were there in person!

Shelia said...

HI Rebecca! Oh, my, you made this little desk look like a million! I know your hard work will pay off because someone is going to fall in love with it! Hope you're doing well. Your blog looks so pretty and I like your new snap!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Rebecca,
Great transformation!!

Hugs,
Deb

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