Friday, May 6, 2011

 Believe it or not, this desk is the bottom half of the duo from my last post.  I think there may have been a little Frankenstein match-up going on, because when I got the desk and hutch home I realized there was no way they were originally supposed to live together.  The angles were way off.  And it looked really top-heavy and leggy.  Which might be a good thing for a girl, but not so much for furniture.  So off with the hutch.  It is patiently waiting for just the right project.

 The pretty desk part got a complete overhaul: I filled cracks, sturdied the legs, and sanded, sanded, sanded.  The top was refinished in a Dark Walnut stain and the apron and legs got the most amazing gray paint I've ever found.  Spartacus by True Value. Its just barely, barely gray, almost a white but with nice cool undertones.  I love it with the Dark Walnut.  I know, my walls make it a hard to see the gray.  But its awesome.  Promise.  Then I rubbed the whole thing with the same stain and distressed just a little.

 The top got coated with polyurethane and the body got polycrylic so there will be no yellowing.

I'm excited that this will be for sale in my shop!  Check it out for all the details of the piece.  I've had a break in client projects and am finally getting time to fill it back up.  I've got a few other things in the works, the first of which should arrive in the shop by Tuesday, fingers crossed. 

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  1. emily, that looks fabulous! i love the dark top on it!

  2. Em...I have a couple of things I'd like to have refinished...are you interested??