Monday, June 30, 2014

Versatile Country Desk

*I was compensated for this post with supplies, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hey friends!
It's Monday again and we had a hard working (but fun) weekend. The remaining paneling is out of the study and my boys are working on removing the layers of wallpaper. I worked on some custom orders and a couple others that I plan to sell. And best of all we saw our city's fireworks. We watched them right from our backyard as they are set off just a block or so away.
Also, I had a customer pick up this gorgeous country desk I had just finished. When I initially found it I thought it was such a great and versatile piece. I picture it being used as a desk, entry console, dining room buffet or sofa table.

When I brought it home it was, structurally, in great condition (which is always a bonus)!
The finish had seen better days and the current stain had been worn off in many spots.  Since I adore two toned furniture, I decided to restain the top portion of the desk using General Finishes Antique Walnut stain.
The base of the desk got a couple of coats of my old standby favorite, General Finishes Antique White and the drawer was further accented using GF's Persian Blue. I think the combination of these three colors create a beautiful modern country feel.
I distressed the base and drawer and sealed with poly.
The original hardware was small and didn't make enough of a statement so I replaced it with these intricate glass pumpkin knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. I think they add a touch of sparkle and formality to the piece.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. I have to tell you all that I am feeling stressed over the bathroom reno. We are on week three. It just seems never ending. I have hope it will be finished this week. Seriously, I really am hoping!


  1. it looks perfect! i love the stain you used- it really gave it life!

  2. love it--those knobs are perfect! Hope you're on the other side of the bathroom reno very soon!

  3. Oh what a cute desk. I love it. Great color combination.

  4. This is so pretty. I love the dipped basket too. Fabulous knobs for that desk :)

  5. WOw what a wonderful Job...Don't you love photo shoots in the yard....I know my neighbors think I am nuts While I am taking photos of furniture in my yard....Love the inspiration....

  6. I love how this desk turned out. THe three different finished together are gorgeous

  7. You are so right about what it could be used for, that kind of piece is invaluable. And the way you redid her, she has a wonderful new gorgeous life ahead of her. Love that stain on top. I would love to have that piece. You are very good at what you do. Where do you find your pieces? You must have a great eye for good ones. Happy 4th.

  8. Love that you kept the top a wood tone. It looks so beautiful!!


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