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Friday, December 10, 2010

A Champagne Gold desk for Diane

My good friend and best client, Diane (the one who loves and owns all of my metallic work) contacted me to say she was on the lookout for a cool desk.  I happened to come across this very cool desk for a reasonable price at Goodwill, so the project was on!!

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It’s got neato wood casters and everything!

Diane wanted it done to match her (twice) lovely Antiqued Champagne Gold Nightstands with dark walnut stained top, and I was more than happy to oblige.  We have to keep these repeat customers happy!!  ;)

I removed the weird little shelfy thingy someone had added in front of the peculiar little recessed center drawer.  I painted the body of the desk with Krylon’s Carmel Latte Brushed Metallic Spray Paint, then glazed it with some Renaissance Brown Metallic Elegant Finish Glaze from Decoart.  (I’m honing in my glazing technique.  I picked up some great tips from my friend Mandie’s Altar’d Ebook, The Complete Guide to Painting Furniture.)

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I picked up the knobs from Hobby Lobby (50% off this week, lucky me!)  The top was stripped and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with a couple coats of Verathane Satin Finish, topped off with a coat of Minwax Finishing Wax.

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Those of you who haven’t already, I wanted to invite you to check out (and maybe follow?) my friend Cassie’s blog, Reuse Reinvent Redesign.  She has fantastic style and dose some great furniture redo’s!!  She’s in a big push to top 100 followers by year-end, and I know you ladies can help her out!  Here’s her super cute living room:

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!



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26 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!!! The color is so pretty!!

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  2. You did an awesome job on this desk! When I saw it before, I never imagined it could look like this. I picked up several knobs at Hobby Lobby this week too,love that store!

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  3. I love the color soooooo much!!!!! what a fantastic idea. I hope you don't mind if i steal it. :) j/k, but I might have to try something like that.

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  4. The desk looks beautiful. You really have a knack with the metallics! All of your pieces have been gorgeous. I'll pop over to Cassie's blog now. Have a great weekend Anne Marie.

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  5. It is so amazing to see the before and afters!

    I need to try those metallic sprays!

    Come by and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. Ann Marie, that desk is absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous metallic finish, and I love the contrast of the wood-finish top. What a great inspirational piece. Beautiful. A huge congratulations to you on your pregnancy, as well! Great job there too!

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  7. that is truly lovely! I love the mix of knobs and the glazing over the metallic makes it almost glow. What a wonderful piece!

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  8. Thanks for the shout out Ann Marie
    -Cassie

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  9. Love the contrast between the dark stained top and the gold. Beautiful desk! I love the mixed hardware look, too! Great piece!

    xx
    ~Michelle

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  10. that turned out beautifully! what a funky little piece, and it all works together for drama!

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  11. ahhh just gorgeous! The first picture took my breath away! Whatta great job!

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  12. Wow! This is some piece of gorgeous!!! Lucky lady!!

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  13. THE DESK IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE THE COLOR. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PAINT. I GO TO LOWES BUT THEY HAVE VERY LIMITED CHOICES

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  14. I'm usually not into metallic furniture, but that looks fantastic!

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  15. What a great color! You got me inspired.

    XX

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  16. It turned out great! Boy, she sure does love metallic! I already follow Cassie's blog :) I hope you are feeling good!

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  17. Love it! I think big metallic pieces make a really awesome statement in a room. When I have my own craft room (dare to dream), my desk will definitely be metallic! They're doing awesome things with metallic spray paint these days, eh? I featured you today on my favorite things :)

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  18. just found your blog. SUPER DARLING. i think we did the fraser swap together?-and i THINK *could be totally wrong* but i THINK i ended up with your turquoise lamp?? LOVE it. anyway, keep up your cuteness..we'll be stalking. (:

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  19. What an amazing color and effect the paint and finished achieved. You all are the queens of decorative finishes

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  20. I am featuring your desk today at itssoverycheri.com

    Cheri

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  21. beautiful!!! such a fantastic makeover! it looks like a million bucks!

    happy saturday!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  22. This desk is so pretty! I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you shared it at my 1st Link Party that started yesterday.
    www.projectqueen.org

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