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!

Participated at:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff


The Shabby Nest


Furniture Feature Fridays

Elizabeth and Co.


  1. Oh Kyra - don't even TRY to sell this - it's absolutely gorgeous - I simply couldn't let it go! ( you'll regret it - don't say I didn't warn ya!!! )

  2. Stunning! I love the color and agree with Suzan...keep it! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


  3. This. Is. GORGEOUS!! I love the wood/paint combo. I can't seem to get away from it. But why should we? It's perfect!!


  4. How beautiful! Love the color! Will feature this today at Home Sweet Home!

  5. Kyra, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the natural top with the grey, just lovely.

  6. Hi Kyra, is the kidney desk still available for sale? If so, how much are you asking for it?

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