Saturday, February 18, 2012

Desk Redo

I just refinished this desk for a girl who has quickly become a friend...I love all my customers:))  She knew she wanted a light, dove grey on the desk and a pop of color on the drawers for fun.  She entrusted me to choose the colors.  I usually get a little nervous when people would say "just pick the color, I trust you", but I had a good idea of what she was going for and knew she would love this combo...and she did!

The before picture was simply... ugly.  It had these large decales on the front of the drawers that were doing nothing for the desk, taking away from the other great details and not allowing for a bit of  modern, sleek look we were going they went.

I typically like to keep original hardware but not only were these handles just "so so", 2 of them were they came.

Here is the desk with the decales off and because I did not know at the time what I was going to do for hardware, just filled it in...along with the nail holes from the decales.

I love how the desk turned out!  I used a lacquer by Sherwin Williams called "Grey Cloud" for the desk and "Cloudburst" for the interior drawers.  I also sprayed a chair I had the same color as the drawer knowing she would love that too.

The glass knobs give it a pretty touch (Home Depot...$4.00).  And I love mixing the vintage look of the desk with the very modern chair. 

 The beautiful details and the bobbin legs really popped out after is was painted.


  1. Great job! The desk is beautiful (now) and I love the combo of the blue mod chair! :)

  2. WOW, it looks fantastic!!! I love the colours you selected!