Friday, September 24, 2010

Retro Desk

I picked up this desk at a church gym sale for $25.00.  Very blue!


I hadn't yet refinished a previously painted piece, so I wasn't aware of the fun that was in store for me!  After I started sanding, some of the paint began to peel away, so I realized I probably couldn't just sand away the shine, but that I would have to do some serious work and scrape as much of the paint off as I could. 


Here is the desk partway through - I spent hours just getting it ready to prime!  I never did get ALL the blue off.  There will always be some hiding underneath this-




After priming, I painted it with Valspar Woodlawn Charm, distressed, glazed with black Ralph Lauren glaze, and wiped on a poly sealer.  The previous knobs were replaced with these cute ones from Hobby Lobby - 50% off! 


Then I lined the drawers with this cute black and white paisley paper.




I was happy with how it turned out!

8 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out sooo cute! much hipper and better than the bright blue! your hard work definitely paid off. thanks so much for joining my party!

oops! said...

Oh my, it looks so good! I love the color, now I am going to have to use it on something! The knobs are adorable too!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Very nice! I love all the paper you use inside the drawers on your pieces!

Heather said...

love LOVE the color!

My Shabby Obsession said...

I love this! You did great, the blue is perfect!

Minky {moo} said...

that is so cute!Well done!

Carisa's Cakes said...

I am LOVING this desk! So much inspiration for mine!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

It is so cute! You are always so good at lining those drawers!

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