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.
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.
Among other things that required attention during the prep process…
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.
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.
The Result – Painted Shabby Chic Desk
This vintage desk was distressed and sealed for protection in all its shabby chic glory!
For more fabulous desk makeovers make sure to check out Ten Amazing Vintage Desk Makeovers.
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- Candlestick holders
- Small clock
- Floral arrangement
- Black ornate picture frame
- White brick wall backdrop
- Garden basket with flowers
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