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Hand Painted Shabby Chic Hepplewhite Desk

Shabby Chic Desk Makeover

I just finished up this hand painted shabby chic desk and it has more layers than you could ever imagine! It’s Hepplewhite style with awesome oval hardware, an abundance of dovetail drawers and lovely subtle curves.

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History – Vintage Desk

One thing about old furniture is the history.  They all have it, some are just more outspoken about it.  This desk had phone numbers written inside the desk drawers.shabby chic desk, vintage desk, vintage furniture, shabby chic, painted desk

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The entire piece was hand sanded and thoroughly cleaned prior to starting.

The Process – Layering Paint

A base coat of gray started off the madness of my layering. Followed by layers upon layers of grays, whites and a hint of blue.

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The hardware was cleaned and refreshed to a distressed shabby chic white. How to, Paint Shabby Chic Hardware, paint hardware, shabby chic

Inside the drawers were painted a solid gray, covering up and hiding any proof of the previous life that this piece once had and preparing it for its next life phase in a new home. Painted Shabby Chic Desk, painted desk, shabby chic, chalk paint, vintage desk, staten island, ny

The Result – Painted Shabby Chic Desk

This vintage desk was distressed and sealed for protection in all its shabby chic glory!Distressed Painted Furniture, shabby chic, chalk paint, kristi kuehl, pure home paint, Painted Hepplewhite Desk, painted desk, vintage desk, shabby chic desk, chalk paint Painted Shabby Chic Hepplewhite Desk, shabby chic desk, vintage desk, painted desk, chalk paint, just the woods

For more fabulous desk makeovers make sure to check out Ten Amazing Vintage Desk Makeovers.

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