9.03.2013

::Desks::

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I'm trying to catch you up on recent do-overs, so today will also be a two-fer.  Ain't cha lucky?

Meet Penelope.  She went home with a customer from last month's Vintage Market.


Before....That mirror piece is detatchable.


Penelope also hides another secret...



Pull out her top drawer....


Drop the drawer front down...


And she becomes a desk!


I did Penelope's makeover using MMS milk paint in Kitchen Scale mixed 1:1 with Homestead Milk Paint "Combed Wool" (a warm white) to get this soft color. I also used the bonding agent.


Some distressing of course, and wax finished her off.
Can't wait to use this color again!


Next up is Brittany....with no before :(  Imagine just plain 70's wood.


I did a two-tone treatment using a DIY chalky paint color match for AS cream for the lighter color.


Brittany is so unique because her drawers can be viewed from all sides.


I did those in actual Annie Sloan Provence, dry brushed actual Annie Sloan Cream over that, and used a baby wipe to smear the two colors together....after they were dry.



Used the original hardware, which also got a coat of AS Cream with some light distressing.



Brittany is residing in her new home, and this week I'm painting up an antique caned chair in cream to match.


That's today's show off!  


6 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

LOVE both of them - but Penelope just melts my heart - these are becoming your signature colors Cindy!!!
Gorgeous tranformations!
XOXO

Maureen said...

I love the way you painted the 'peekabo' drawers.

Iris said...

Love Love Love them both....especially the hidden desk!

Iris♥

Suzan said...

Love the dresser with the hidden desk!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Love Penelope!! The painting on the other one is nice, but I don't like the design of the desk, it reminds me of an ugly one I had as a teenager.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Penelope is my favourite with her first drawer that's not a drawer! And the colour is perfect.

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