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Refinished French Desk

Refinished French Desk

Before and After, Furniture
I just finished this beautiful desk.  I am sure you painters out there can relate when I say I love how this turned out.  There seem to be a few peices I am so pleased with and this is one of them.  I can’t even put my finger on it, I just LOVE it!!

I am always a sucker for french legs, when we found this piece at a flea market I bought it even thought it was broken!
This was a custom job for a friend of mine.  I am always excited when my clients chose a color I wouldn’t always chose myself.  It pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me experiment!
My friend’s husband actually chose this color (impressive), they wanted a burlap color, and decided on a color that was slightly darker than burlap ( Creme Liqueur by Pratt and Lambert)  I used a dark brown glaze to really accent all the fun details and lines on this piece.


  The desk was a little naked until I found this beautiful wood appliqué.  It is the perfect amount of detail and elegance.



I spray painted the existing hardware with Rustoleum’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze.


 This desk came together so well, I love the elegance of it!
Miss Mustard Seed

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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 2, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    i love the masculine colors with the feminine curves!

  2. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    October 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Very pretty…love that added applique!

  3. Victoria's Vintage Designs
    October 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Turned out gorgeous, very nice!!

  4. Amber Lyon Ferguson
    October 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hello I am new to the party and a new follower. Thanks for hosting! Love your furniture projects! Hope you will stop by and visit my blog sometime!
    Amber @junkaholicsunanimous

  5. Good Time Charlie
    October 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Flawless, perfect! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux. Featuring today, party starts at 2:00 PST.

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