Thursday, January 13, 2011

Waterfall Desk

A couple weeks ago I posted two waterfall desks found at the thrift shop.  The larger one looked like this ~
Terrible pic, I know!  I've got so much furniture in the garage I had to climb over and on top of pieces just to get a shot of the desk! :)

After sanding, I drug the desk inside to be primed since it's SO cold here!  Maya really wanted to help!  Don't worry, we were using the Kilz Clean Start 0 VOC primer for this project! :)

 I decided to finish up the last of my turquoise paint.  There was just enough!  I know,  SOOO 2010! :)
I did add a tiny bit of a seafoam color, too, just to tone down the turquoise a little.

I used my little roller that has been hanging out in the fridge since before Christmas (just wrapped in a sandwich bag and a plastic sack).

After two coats of the turquoise I glazed with RL black~ (of course!)

I finished it off with two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly.

The inside of the drawers were painted the same color, and then lined with my favorite wrapping paper from Hob Lob~
Mod Podge tips here.

The seriously ugly wooden pulls were replaced with these cuties from HL (1/2 price!)~

I had to drill 21 new holes for these babies.  My husband bought me my very own set of drill bits.  They are just for wood and have a tip that digs into the wood just a little so that the bit doesn't walk around when drilling~
Pretty cool!

The screws needed primed and sprayed black.  My assistant, Maya, put the screws in styrofoam to make spraying a cinch!

Let's have a look at the before~

Here's the desk, all  fancied up~


                       A little peek inside~










Thanks for stopping by! 

77 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that color was the PERFECT choice! it looks awesome! and the new hardware is bonus!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hey Kim!

That desk would go perfect in my bedroom! Can you ship it to me :) You did a wonderful job on the glaze and hardware! Really cool! Maya, is just sooo cute! Nice to have help like that.

I just gave you an award!

Hope you have a great day!
:D Michelle

Green Gracie Home said...

stunning! I love the color (guess I'm stuck in the last decade!)...very nice job.

Allison@FabRehab said...

I have no words...just drool! Love it!

Katie said...

Love love love it!! Who says you have to leave turquoise in 2010! What a great color!

Artichoke Alley said...

As always, beautiful!!! You do such a great job with ALL of the finishing touches! And I love the pics of your helper too!

Ali Richardson said...

It's beautiful (and I totally disagree that turquoise is so 2010 - ha ha - at least I'm still lovin' it in 2011). It really came out great. Nicely done!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Kim that looks so beautiful. I love the black glaze over the blue. Very Tiffany and Co.
Traci

Tyla said...

Sooo pretty. I would have not thought to paint it that color but it works nicely, especially with the hardware. Thanks for sharing. You are always full of great ideas.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Another amazing transformation! I just love it!

nickys nook said...

ohhh i love this desk i am on a mad hunt right now for the perfect desk you did a great job the color is beautiful along with the hardware

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

DUDE!!! Awesome! It is so art deco to me! Love it. Nice job.

Deb @ DejaRenew!

Michelle (www.thereallifemom.blogspot.com) said...

Wow! The color is fantastic! Honestly, though, if I had seen that piece (from the before shot) I would have just passed it by! Way to have a great eye!

Chrissie said...

I love the desk. What a good idea to use styrofoam for the screws, I have never thought of that! I have a very similar desk in my garage~somewhere
Such a sweet little helper too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is seriously gorgeous!! i love the color!

Paula Montalvo said...

OOOhhhh, I am loving this desk!!! The drawer liner is Totally FAB! Great Job. Paula <3

Theresa said...

Love the color and the inside of the drawers!

Suzanne said...

Another great finished piece. I am always amazed at the transformation of your pieces. I wasn't aware that you had gotten your own drill bits!! Your carpenter/painting shop continues to grow its inventory. Maya is such a wonderful helper. She truly loves anything that resembles a "craft" project.

Jane said...

Beautiful!!

Jen said...

That is darling! What a great transformation. Your daughter looks like she was in heaven. Little helpers are the best. I love the wallpaper interior, it gives it that extra wow.

www.LittleMissPennyWenny.blogspot.com

Jayna Rae said...

I love this desk!!!!! It is amazing. May I come and steal it? I have a waterfall buffet that was my great grandmother's. I just can't bring myself to re-do it though.

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

I love that blue color! Great job. Looks amazing!

Amanda said...

Simply lovely! Great colour

Meg said...

Imagine me singing "awe-some!" It's amazing what you can do with furniture. I mean YOU! It's wonderful. Love it!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Gorgeous! Love the color.

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

The color and the glaze are perfection! Totally revived!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love this! I never knew this style was called a waterfall.

Do you sell your finished furniture?

Doug Eash said...

good job, really like the drawers...very nice.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

You crack me up . . . I'm also guilty of having rollers & brushes in ziploc bags for-evah! It works, though, doesn't it?

Love the desk. Especially the slightest bit of black antiquing. Just perfect! The liner? To die for!

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

Katy said...

I love it!! And I'm in love with that black glaze :). Great Job!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looks fabulous!!! I think I have that same desk out hiding in my garage. I may just have to dig it out & redo it. You have inspired me.

Elle {SWITCHEROOm} said...

Turquoise will never be out of style! Haha I love it so much I'd use it over and over way past 2010... and the color you used has the perfect subtle hue. I love it!

tigerchick said...

Hi Kim- Just found your blog for the first time. Love what you do to furniture! I have some pieces I want to do, and I want them to look like yours! Question: I read how you did the gray French provincial chest. Did you do the same process with the turquoise dresser in this post?
Melanie

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Kim, I love the turquoise and your little helper is too cute! Funny, the climbing over furniture in your garage, sounds way too familiar. You are amazing at what you do. Keep 'em coming!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Hey Kim - another beauty over her. Love the waterfall style and your choice of color is beautiful.

groovygreendesigns said...

Great Job... So tired of seeing white everywhere in blog land. Love the color, not so 2010 in my opinion.

Christina said...

Beautiful transformation! I love the lining in the drawers.

Carol said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! Loving that color even if it is soooo 2010.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Wow, I love this color and your glazing is fabulous. So cute to see your daughter (and the metal marks from the roller that you smoothed out when she wasn't looking) joining in! What a great Mom.

Tammy said...

love how it turned out. great color.

My House of L said...

Looks awesome! I have desk just like this that I've been wanting to re-do...thanks for the inspiration! Great color!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I love me some HL wrapping paper!!! I use it as shelf liner in my kitchen! WOW! This desk looks amazing!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

WOW! You rock!! I love the transformation :D

You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love the color you painted this desk! the hardware and the paper really compliment it.
thanks for linking up and linking back.
gail

MMB Creations said...

This desk is really cute. I am repainting a dreeser that has not sold. I think I will use this idea.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Kim, this looks fantabulous! Great job :)

Really Rainey said...

It really did come out terrific! You nailed that color too! For that retro look. Nice job and you assistant is so cute!

Rainey
http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

Gypsy Brocante said...

LOVE the color, the hardware AND the Helper ... perfect!
xo
Jill

Jen T said...

OMGeeee!! Gorgeous color - you did a fantastic job & your little helper is a doll! JenT

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thanks for joining the party at Passion for Paint last weekend. I hope you'll drop by again soon with another great project!

Oh, I have another happen' going on at Feng Shui Savvy - Clean in 15! 'cause 15 minutes is about all the time I want to spend cleaning ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that is gorgeous and the paper in the drawers is the perfect finishing touch!

Carol

Heidi said...

Holy cow - I'm sitting at that desk! Well, almost. Mine is made of walnut with brass handles and is in fairly good condition. I keep saying I'm going to refinish it but after almost 30 years, I'm kind of doubting that will happen.

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

Jill said...

Oh my! This turned out beautifully! I am going to be refinishing a waterfall buffet sometime soon, any suggestions for sanding a waterfall piece?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sandy,
Her makeover looks outstanding...love the drawer liners! Thanks for coming to my NTT party.

Blessings,
Linda

Christine Jargick said...

wow! this looks awesome! I love that color on that shape of desk. I hope you will link this to my Show and Share Sunday linky party, open all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/show-and-share-sunday_16.html

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the color you did on the desk. I love the waterfall design. I have a desk that is waterfall also. You have inspired me to re-do mine. You did an awesome job on it. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty... just love the color thanks for sharing it!

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a great job of the desk. The color is great.

Lindy said...

Very pretty desk made even prettier by the color you picked. Great job!

Kelli said...

I love the color you chose! It looks amazing!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Oh Kim...This is truly amazing. Maya seems to be a quick learner....I'm sure you are teaching her well....

Take care,
Lisa

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

You did a great job breathing new life into the old desk :-) Love the colour, and the insides of the drawers look great!

junkgarden said...

That looks really great. I love the color!
Angie

Patty said...

I love it! I never thought of modpodging the inside of my desk drawers! Thanks for the tips.
It looks gorgeous and I'm still in love with turqouise ;)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this, the color on the outside, the inside, it's all so pretty!!!!!
XO
Kristin

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great color on that desk and what a cute assistant. I need an assistant too. Thanks so much for joining the party this week.

All Things +Woman said...

Beautiful! I love the color!!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Wow, looks fab! And what an adorable little helper you had!

The Painted Cottage said...

Your desk re-do looks AMAZING! I love that color! And what a great assistant you have! :)

- Lauren

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Kim, Kim, Kim,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
And, WOW I just went and looked at everything on your site!
You are amazing!!!
I love everything and I never heard of Kwikwood! Gotta get me some!
I just became a follower! And I'm going to add you to my blog list.
I gotta keep up with you!
I would love it if you became a follower on my site!
Thanks!
Jane

Ginger said...

So cool! love it...Visiting from Somewhat Simple. Come visit me sometime at SSB!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com

xoxo
Ginger

Donnie said...

What a great job that you and your little one did.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful color, great touches like the paper inside! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Andrea said...

Great job. Can't wait to see your next project.

Grateful Gramma said...

Very, very pretty!

Canela Chico said...

You murdered a piece of Art Deco furniture, which had a veneer of wood that is now very expensive and was intended to be seen for its beautiful grain accentuated by varnish. The look is supposed to be somewhat masculine, with parallel lines and linear pulls contrasted by the warm glow of wood, but is now feminized with blue paint, completely unidiomatic handles, and curly-q prints in the drawers. It is such a shame that this desk didn't go to owners who cared more about the history it represents.

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