Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The kidney desk.

I bought this desk about a year and a half ago when the local goodwill would carry such beautiful pieces at great prices! ( now a days it's just compressed wood/ funky looking furniture.) when I first saw it I knew it was supposed to be mine! Her unique shape, and she had "THE LEGS". At the time I loved anything with Queen Anne's legs.

This is how I got her, all original. She was too faded to leave as is. And I was clueless of how to restore...








And this was her first look! I wanted white and I wanted blue. And of course a dark stained top.
So, I came up with this! I could have both colors I wanted!


So done she was and right away put in her forever spot. Which was in my room. I'll be honest I wasn't careful with her. I would craft, write, and do make-up, which all the tools used to do those things WOULDN'T be gently put on her. I DIDNT put felt pads on half the things that rested upon her, not helping being dragged on the top. She was scratched and it was all my fault. After a year of abuse, I decided to give it another make over. This time for her to go to a new home.

Here's makeover # 2.






Same old prepping was done, sanding and reinforcing a leg that had became loose.

I've painted it a mix I made with Martha Stewarts Precious Metals and regular blue paint.
It's not too shimmery but enough to shine beautifully in lighting.




If she doesn't sell at the asking price, nothing lower, I'm keeping it!

Thanks for looking!
Xoxo
Kyra



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