Thursday, August 4, 2011

Paris Grey Desk

Thank so much for all of your kind and encouraging words after my last post.  I certainly appreciate the love.  You guys are the BEST!!!

Now on to the business at hand.  This desk was finished about 2 months ago, but I'm just now getting around to posting it.  Denise found it at a yardsale where it looked like this:


Not great, but it had a lot of potential.  Dovetail drawers, nice hardware, pretty feet and loads of detail.



We painted the entire piece with A.S. Paris Grey.


We are very messy painters!


Then went over the drawer fronts and moulding details with A.S. Old White, followed by some light sanding and Minwax Dark Walnut stain over the entire piece, which I wiped off with a clean, soft cloth.  Finally, a coat of clear wax was applied.

We also added crystal knobs to the middle drawer.  Very happy with the results.


This desk is available for sale if anyone is interested.  It will be coming with us to Clover Market in the Fall.

And here's a peak at our latest project.


Thanks for visiting and have a fabulicious weekend!!!
xoxo,
Kim

32 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, it looks beautiful now, Kim! I love the use of both paint colors. I think the Paris Grey is the color I will try next in the AS line.

Lynda said...

Beautiful!!! I would love this! I don't know how you're able to turn loose the furniture you redo. You find such unique pieces. I'd become a hoarder for sure! lol!!

Colleen said...

The is so beautiful. And I had done a desk in this paint combo as well :-) Great minds right? The details on your desk is so much fun! I wanted to ask you about how you put your stain on. Do you put it directly on before any wax at all? Thanks and great job!

Charlotte said...

Looks great! I want to paint stuff that I find a yard sales but my husband talks me out of it. One of these days...

Comeca Jones said...

I love the color!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a gorgeous piece. You chose two fabulous paint colors. Soooo beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! That is so very pretty !! Great job.

sissie said...

Very pretty. I love the color and the technique that you used.

hugs
Sissie

Shelley said...

I'm always so impressed with your work!

Michele Smith said...

Wow! Looks very pretty. I love the color. Can't wait to see the next piece.

Emily Joyce said...

Quite a transformation! The new paint really highlights the wonderful moulding and features.

Jemsmom said...

That is sooooo pretty!

Country Dreaming said...

Loooks great--love the details.

Melinda

Linda said...

Turned out so pretty! I really need to try that paint!

Love Of Quilts said...

Great job you did on this piece. I liked your wire cloche from the last post. Trish

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kim, the desk is so lovely. It will sell quickly! :D I am visiting today trying to get caught-up on reading your blog.

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey friend! I love what you did with that and the color choice was perfect! And, I just got caught up on your past few posts and wanted you to know that I will be praying for your precious daughter and all of you as you on on this journey together. That age is sooooo hard no matter what and when you add something as challenging as what she is dealing with it must just feel overwhelming at times. She is absolutely beautiful and honestly, reminds me of just how naive and innocent I was at that age! I'm thinking that is mostly a good thing considering how much we see of the opposite in girls these days, you know? Anyway, sorry for the book long comment but I'm so glad you let us in to this other part of your life so that we can support and pray for you all!
Blessings,
Vanessa

Sarah Kate said...

Dude, you've got some talent!!! That desk looks amazing now!!! I know you'll sell it in no time!

Lori said...

Wow....that is gorgeous! I have a can of Paris gray just waiting for the perfect piece!

Linda Anne Young said...

This desk looks fabulous! You really know how to transform a piece of old furniture- keep it's charm, but make it look fresh and pretty! Blessings!

Linda Anne Young said...

The desk looks fabulous! All the pretty details are accented! You make me want to get busy fixing up some old beat-up pieces I have! Blessings! Linda

Wendy said...

Kim,
Beautiful! I don't think it will be for sale long!
Wendy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, that piece is fantastic. Love the colors.

Beth in NC said...

Love it! Looks great!

Beth

http://mydestinysharinghope.com/

Becca said...

Wow, truly beautiful, Kim! It's going to be snatched up quickly, I'm sure! I can't wait to see what you do to the next piece, too!

eleven-o-one said...

This desk is REALLY BEAUTIFUL! I love how you finished it. Great job.

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love the feet, and perfect color!

Kat said...

wow that desk is incredible!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Oh my! This is stunning. I am loving my ASCP too. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

To put it plainly, WOW! I cannot believe it is the same desk. You did such a wonderful job. I so want to paint my dining room table but am afraid. I guess I better buck up an do it. Your desk is gorgeous.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh wow! That turned out so beautiful. I love the addition of the old white on the drawers. I just love it!

The Tiny Abode said...

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for stopping by my page to say hello! Would you believe that I've been to your blog before, and I actually read this post! On Sunday, I thought I was seeing the desk for the first time! Now I know what paint to buy if I ever need to apply a quick touch up!! Great to meet you! Lovely blog! Give the men that lugged the desk into my trunk a BIG thank you for me.