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It is PINK and FRENCH!!!

It is PINK and FRENCH!!!

I originally bought this desk for myself, when I got it home and measured it for the area I wanted it to go in…it wouldn’t fit.  It has sat and sat in my garage as I tired and tired to find a place for it and I failed.  I am so torn about selling this piece.  I LOVE it!  My mom even said it was her FAVORITE piece yet, and she doesn’t always love painted furniture.
I guess I can’t put it off any longer…so here she is….isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!!!
Here is a reminder of what it looked like before….

Here is the AFTER!!
I went back and forth on how to paint this piece.  I thought I would do a fun color on it…..but I just kept going back to making it shabby and elegant.  It is no secret I love french legs, after all look at them, they are beautiful! 

I added this wood appliqué and I love how it looks on this desk with those beautiful knobs and the slight shine from the stain top coat!

I slightly distressed everywhere and very lightly glazed to accent the details without taking away from them!

These drawers were very colorful inside so I added a few stripes and painted the whole drawer! (the middle drawer opens too, it just doesn’t have stripes on it)

If you are interested in this piece please see my Furniture For Sale Tab!!

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  1. Amy Marshall
    October 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    She's beautiful! I like the knobs you used too. I need to hit HobLob for knobs (oh geez, I'm for a dresser I just finished. Do you sell through an Etsy shop or just locally? I'm just wondering because I have a few pieces of furniture on my Etsy shop but no one wants to pay the shipping. A sewing table I did would cost $100 on Greyhound or $300 UPS and I was only asking $125ish. Any advice? Thanks! Amy @ Home Sweet Thrifty Home

  2. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    soooo pretty and girly! love it!

  3. Shabby chic Sandy
    October 29, 2013 at 6:33 am

    She is so beautiful! French and pink–it doesn't get much better than that!

  4. Kim M
    October 29, 2013 at 11:57 am

    It's so pretty Brooke! I love it in the space you have it displayed…the lamp and accessories are perfect! Maybe if she doesn't sell (which I find hard to believe) you could keep her right there! 😉

  5. Something Nice and Pretty
    October 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    It is gorgeous! Love the color and hardware, you did a fab job!

  6. Jenna
    October 29, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    You had me at pink but when I saw the transformation I swooned. Love how this project turned out!

  7. Julie Corbisiero
    October 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hi you made your desk look so pretty and bright! I love it and you did a great job. I saw it on fluster buster party.
    Julie at

  8. Brittany Ellis
    October 30, 2013 at 6:06 am

    So beautiful!!

  9. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    October 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Pink is perfect and i love the drawer detail. How fun and cute. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint
    November 4, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Gorgeous!! I love everything abut it. I would love to find a desk like this but I wouldn't have a place for it but I would try and try as well to find a spot. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.


  11. Jeannie Marie
    November 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Double wowzer! I love all your details that really made the project stand out.

  12. Donna Wilkes
    November 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Pink perfection! She is a chic French beauty.

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    November 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Wow, you gave it a whole new look! And oh so pretty!

    November 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Fabulous! It is really pink and French!

  15. Allie Bobe
    November 8, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @

  16. lauren @ West Furniture Revival
    February 25, 2014 at 3:26 am

    i love your little pink desk and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

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