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!!
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.)
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.
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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Just beautiful!!! The color is so pretty!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
It is so amazing to see the before and afters!ReplyDelete
I need to try those metallic sprays!
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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!ReplyDelete
that is truly lovely! I love the mix of knobs and the glazing over the metallic makes it almost glow. What a wonderful piece!ReplyDelete
Another winner! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love all the unique pieces.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out Ann MarieReplyDelete
Love the contrast between the dark stained top and the gold. Beautiful desk! I love the mixed hardware look, too! Great piece!ReplyDelete
that turned out beautifully! what a funky little piece, and it all works together for drama!ReplyDelete
ahhh just gorgeous! The first picture took my breath away! Whatta great job!ReplyDelete
Wow! This is some piece of gorgeous!!! Lucky lady!!ReplyDelete
THE DESK IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE THE COLOR. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PAINT. I GO TO LOWES BUT THEY HAVE VERY LIMITED CHOICESReplyDelete
I'm usually not into metallic furniture, but that looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
What a great color! You got me inspired.ReplyDelete
It turned out great! Boy, she sure does love metallic! I already follow Cassie's blog :) I hope you are feeling good!ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS, Ann Marie!!!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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. (:ReplyDelete
What an amazing color and effect the paint and finished achieved. You all are the queens of decorative finishesReplyDelete
I am featuring your desk today at itssoverycheri.comReplyDelete
beautiful!!! such a fantastic makeover! it looks like a million bucks!ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete