I found this lovely desk at the thrift store. I figured she had potential .
She was a heavy one being solid oak and all. There were some nasty rubber bumpers on the edges where the chair would slide in, I had to take those off for sure. But take a closer look at those drawers ....hmmmm
Do you see what I see? Those round centers? I bet those curved wood handles could be taken off and just leave the round centers....AND
Take a gander at the carving above the center drawer....Oh yeah this one will be purdy ;)
Do you see what I was saying about the center with out the curved handle? Oh yes getting better.
Had to fill in those holes from the handles. I have found that filling them with wood putty THEN the pink turns to white wall Spackle works really well cause the Spackle doesn't shrink like the wood putty does makes for a nicer finish and quicker too.
She got a coat of a green/gray that I had from my dining room. I was not real happy with that so I dry brushed my Crisp linen over the whole thing. Which for some reason turned the green/gray to a blue. I liked it lots better. I scratched it up a bit and put a glaze over it.
I found some Crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby to add to the drawers. I thought they looked like flowers. The knobs had to be rather large cause the round centers were a bit concave so anything smallish you could not get your fingers around...
Just look at the center carving now!
Notice how she is standing on her tiptoes.... rather a cute detail I thought.
Once again BEFORE
She has taken up residence at Treasures Upscale Consignment Store where I volunteer. Hope someone buys her and has a beautiful spot just perfect for all her glory.
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