I was so excited to pick up this desk, I loved the legs and the arch in the middle, the lovely legs, even the drawer pulls. The man selling it was moving his parents to a retirement village and it was one of the last pieces to go – lucky me! That said, if you remember back when I shared the before photo you’ll know there’s a story that comes with this girl! When I arrived to collect her I had misjudged her size and spent an hour or so freaking out about getting her in the car. Here she is before…
The desk was a good price because the original featured a framed mirror, but the frame had broken – see that piece sticking up on the right hand side in the picture above? On the left it was twice as long, and was definitely not going to let me get her in the car. Long story short, I looked around and the only thing for it was to knock on someones door and ask for a saw, and and cut those things off!
The poor man that lent me his saw must have thought I was a crazy woman. I arrived on his door step, tears streaming, with a two year old (who’d be chasing his cat), and asking if I could borrow a saw. Thankfully he handed it over. Actually, he offered to do it for me, but honestly this was an elderly man and I couldn’t let him.
So after all that to get her home, I’ve used Annie Sloan Pure White and Duck Egg Blue on this girl. She is distressed, though not heavily, just enough to highlight her features. I haven’t filled dings or scratches, this girl wears her age beautifully
I did initially plan to leave the drawer fronts original wood, however they were quite uneven round the edges so decided to work with it. Painting and distressing those edges has worked beautifully.
Work started today on our new flooring, hence the photos of this desk on our driveway. Our house is a construction site; DK and I have just pulled the lounge out on to the cement slab ready for tonight and then we’ll put it back in the garage in the morning. Almost everything else is crammed into bedrooms, bathrooms, or the laundry.Hopefully I’ll have something other than a cement slab to share soon