March 22, 2013

Retro Gentleman's Desk

Okay, this isn't really a gentleman's's just a desk. However, it is for my brother-in-law Ed and I have been working on it for way too long. I picked it up from Goodwill over a year ago (maybe close to two years ago) and added it to my furniture collection. Ed saw it, needed a desk and I thought it would be a great housewarming gift for him. happened, clients happened and his poor little desk sat in my basement for a very long time. 

It was worth the wait. Before I show you the after photos please keep in mind that Ed requested manly staging.....not my normal flowers and vases and garland. Apparently to me manly staging means using my daughter's toy dinosaur.   : )

 So manly!!!

I used Cliveden Pasture (at Lowe's) but I didn't glaze this time like I did on these pieces.
I painted the whole thing green and Ed requested I paint the legs and the back brace black. 
No problem.....but it needed something else. I painted the spaces between the legs and the base black as well. 
I used my homemade chalk paint but I did something a little different this time with the baking soda....I will share soon! I sealed with wax and did no distressing. It is a manly desk after all!

This style is different from what I normally do, and I miss my signature flowers, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! 

What do you think? 

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