Monday, December 31, 2012

The Secretary Desk

Finally! after a whole month trying to work on this piece I am done! I've started to work on this single drawer secretary desk on the last week of November but with all the Christmas chaos happening from then till last week it has stalled the transformation of this piece... 

This is the before photo. (I forgot to put the drawer back in!) it was so plain before and its half solid wood half compressed wood! but I thought it had potential, its shape is so simple yet elegant (probably because of the legs).
 For this piece, I wanted to paint it a light color so I chose a custom color of a very light grey. It practically looks white in the photos but its not. I closed the 2nd holes where the handles used to be so I can finally use the knobs I bought from Hobby Lobby.. Amen for that store! The whole piece is waxed with Briwax's clear wax. I also distressed it with the wax. I found out if u rub it constantly with an abundant amount of wax on your cloth it will give it a natural distressed look.. Which looks cool in my opinion.

This piece will be for sale in our booth 



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Chalk paint

This is going to be the first time I use Annie Sloan's chalk paint. I got this small desk from a lady when I went to pick up a writing table, it's not wood, but I could not resist as she practically gave it to me. She was moving out and needed to get rid of a lot of stuff.

Since I paid very little, I decided to use chalk paint on it, and chose duck egg, a daring color.  Here is a photo of the desk before. I will post a photo of the after and my experience with the paint.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Twins

Here are two really cute nightstands, both hand painted with a custom made color by mixing white with a hint of grey, their tops have been striped and stained with dark walnut by Minwax as a base coat and then topped with two coats of weathered grey by Varathane, as top stain.  I love how the stain came out, and I will try it again on another piece without using a undercoat first.  I did wax their bodies with Annie Sloan clear wax for protection and both tops got three coats of water base poly by Varathane, (my new poly) I found that this stain does not turn yellow.  I left their original handles, but painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray can and then used just a hint of silver leaf Rub 'n Buff magic on them.

Here is a before....

and after....

(Some day I will get a good camera...sorry for the I-Pad photos)

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Furniture Feature Fridays

The Humble Brag Link Party

Monday, December 24, 2012

Writing table and chair

I have been working on this great writing table and chair.... This what they look like right now...but I am not done yet....(stay tuned)

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