I practically drooled over this desk/vanity when I first saw it in person. Sometimes it's really hard to keep my excitement in check when picking up a piece, but I do my best so I don't freak anyone out or have to pay full price. ;)
She was a steal and I couldn't wait to get to work!
The drawers were stuck tight so I actually had my hubby run them through the table saw to shave them down cuz sanding just wasn't going to do it for these puppies. *I do not recommend running objects, like drawers, through a table saw if you have no experience. It's dangerous. Really. Craig uses the saw all the time and knows what he's doing and it's still scary!
I chose this soft gray/green because it's casual, neutral, and pairs beautifully with the dark wood top.
*color is Oyster Bay from Sherwin Williams and I did the undercoat in Retreat off the same color chip. It's very subtle under the parts that are distressed a little heavier.
I picked out the lovely details in a soft white again. They are still subtle but noticeable.
I absolutely love mixing textures, so I wanted something a little more elegant, but still with that antique feel to go with the distressing and the color. Aren't these knobs fabulous?! The ones on the desk weren't the originals so I didn't feel too badly about ditching them. ;)
The detail piece running down the side was actually missing parts. Here's the tutorial on how I fixed it.
I couldn't get a good pic from the front with the chair, so this is it. :) I love the soft graphic in this print and lined the drawers with the same fabric.
The top was in fabulous shape under the old varnish so I sanded it down, gave it two coats of stain, and 3 coats of poly. It looks blotchy in this pic because of the lighting but it's not. :)
This is my happy place when the degrees are of the negative kind! :)
This vanity was featured by:
Karen @ Redoux
Jamie @ So Much Better With Age
Maryann @ Power of Paint
Thank you! :)
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