Monday, April 1, 2013

Another Little Black Desk

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  I spent mine enjoying a beautiful message about our Savior by one of my most favorite people, listening to my daughter sing (such a sweet little voice), eating way too much candy!, and just enjoying my wonderful family (I really do have the best husband and kids!).
I am very blessed and give thanks to a loving Father and His Son for all of my many blessings!!

Just a quick before and after this morning.
 This desk was rough! Check out the carvings on the front--the top looked about the same.  Luckily the finish was pretty worn so most of it sanded out pretty easily with 120.

My client got this for a steal and, once again, I'm amazed what a little paint, new hardware, and elbow grease can do!  


(ok, I must say--it was so ugly!  This picture doesn't really show its hideousness!)


 I love how a classic cup pull can just pull a piece together.  You really can't go wrong with them!

 These crystal knobs are so fun and I love the little detail on the bottom of the middle drawer.

I had to sand the whole thing down to the bare wood, so you can really see the wood grain through the paint.

She's a pretty little thing now.

Have a great week and come back and see me--I'm so excited to post my next project (if I ever get to it!)!



  1. I think you did a great job! I have to say that sanding all that must have taken a while by hand... and I love the knobs, they're so dainty!

  2. She certainly is a pretty little thing now. Wow, what a difference and the knobs/bin pulls suit her wonderfully. Good job, lucky client

  3. Thanks for joining my link party with your gorgeous turquoise dresser! Hope to see you again tomorrow at the Crafty Country Cottage Link Party!


  4. gorgeous! what a difference the hardware makes!

  5. What an INCREDIBLE transformation, you are very talented! Definitely an inspiration!

  6. What brand and color of black paint do you use?


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