reLoved Before & After French Inspired Desk, a furniture make-over story.
Over the weekend, I was able to finish up this little French cutie. It had really great lines, a small attached hutch for extra storage and was in solid, sturdy condition… But take a look at how ugly it was!!
This one got the full treatment: sanded, primed, and painted. (I used Zinsser Cover Stain for my primer)
Here she is all primed out! Looks a million times better already!
(Don’t laugh at my furniture risers!)
Underneath some old cruddy, 1980′s contact paper was this gorgeous original vintage drawer liner. I carefully removed the contact paper, only to find one of the liners was pretty damaged! I had to salvage it because the other 6 drawers weren’t that bad, considering the age. So, I hand painted the damaged areas to blend in.
I chose a Creamy Cottage White for the paint color. I accented the drawers with a soft blue-grey. After everything was dry, I did some antiquing to accentuate some of the details and bring out the SLIGHT distressing… At this point, my French Inspired Desk idea was really starting to come together.
But, I thought it needed a little something…
I found this scrap book paper that really spoke to me! It was saying “buy me and go home and scrap!!”
But, I had to resist…. *sigh* So I decided to go home and hand paint a similar design on the desk.
Then I stenciled a little darker blue on top of my hand painted design to coordinate with the blue drawer fronts. Here you can see the pretty vintage drawer liners!
The drawer pulls were so pretty, they just needed cleaning up… I soaked them in vinegar, and then scrubbed with some baking soda.
And there you have it!! My finished French Inspired Desk!
Sorry, my lighting is not the greatest!
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