~SIMPLY FABULOUS VINTAGE DESK/SECRETARY~
Last April I shared with you pictures of the vintage French Desk you see above. I snagged this little beauty at a local thrift shop and ever since I lugged her home she's been patiently waiting for her turn at a makeover. Her bones were great from the get-go and that is always a good thing!
~ORIGINAL CONDITION - NOT SO WONDERBAH!~
But...what's up with that paint job???? No offense to the local person who MAY be reading this or anything~but it was kinda nasty....
(I'm just sayin'....!)The entire thing (inside, too!) was painted a buttery yellow and it had sage green trim with raspberry roses (?). Doesn't sound too terrible, but in the end the look just didn't work. Probably why it ended up at the local thrift. She was a perfect candidate for a transformation in my opinion! My Mr. had a few minor repairs to do before I could get started...you know, loose drawers, wobbly legs, etc. Once he was finished I went to work de-glazing her (liquid sand) and then adding two light coats of primer (Zinsser).
~GREAT OLD APPLIQUE~
Now...I truly believe I'm in the WHITE PHASE of my life and I rarely EVAH paint things pink anymore (gasp!). I still love pink like I told you a couple of days ago...just am liking whites BETTAH for now!
~DAINTY LITTLE DRAWER~
Anyway...the more I looked at this darling little lady she just screamed out
"PAINT ME PINK!"
And so...I did!
I used a very soft pale rosy pink paint on this lovely old find. I actually took some of my trusty pale pink paint (same pink I've used since I started in this biz!) and added just a wee bit of yellow to it and some glaze. Ended up being the perfect mixture! Finished her up with some gentle distressing and some clear wax. Tahhhh Dahhhhh! DONE!
Now...if I can find ROOM Miss SecreTERRY is destined for my booth at Serendipity Market in Edmond, OK!
Hope your week is wonderful!
Love to you...