Monday, April 2, 2012

VIntage Spectacle and Eye Glasses Graphic Desk.

I hope you guys have been enjoying your week. This will probably be the only post
this week from me since we are on vacation and it was the only one I could get my butt
in gear to schedule!  :)

If you remember, I got this awesome score of a desk for $19.99.
It was a beast. Solid heavy old desk. Since it had such a nice style and was antique
I thought I would stay in those lines and keep the theme the same.

As you can see the top has some nice little burn marks in it and you can see it was nicely loved.
I didn't want to get rid of that character, so I just gave it enough sanding to get through
the stain and leave the marks. I then gave it a nice stain just on the top.

Then I gave it a nice coat of white chalk paint and then when that was dry went over it
with my homemade apricot butter chalk paint.

Then here is where the magic happened. I wanted a vintage graphic for the top and
I went over to Karen at THE GRAPHICS FAIRY and found
not one graphic but TWO. One was a spectacle graphic and the other
was an old advertisement for  an optometrist. I fell in love....:)
SO I used my freezer paper transfer that you all know I love found HERE and
got to work.

When it was dry I distressed it and waxed it and gave it a nice patina
to match the top.

I am so happy how it turned out. I hope you like it too..:)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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Okio B Designs said...

Fabulous makeover! The print is so perfect for your desk. Coming over from the Graphics Fairy and a new follower. Jeanine

Roisin said...

Awesome--absolutely awesome!!!!

Good Time Charlie said...

So beautiful. Another amazing piece of work from you!

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Lovely! I love the images you chose and will definitely be checking out The Graphics Fairy for the optometrist graphic.

Claire @

Christine said...

Spectacular piece!!!! I love the graphics!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Unknown said...

great work..I just love how it turned out


reFresh reStyle said...

I love it, just wish I could find something so great for that price! Hope you had a great vacation!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

It's really pretty. And what a bargain!

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

Love it - I'm here from Tip Junkie. I've got a coffee table I've been wanting to do something similar too - thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

I love it! I love a good deal too. I acquired a hefty antique desk myself on the cheap, and haven't decided how to update it yet. Good job!

Jess @

Unknown said...

What a neat way to update a desk and add personality. Love it.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a great makeover, and I do love it. I'm loving your images so very cool. Wishing you a great vacation - enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Anonymous said...

Love the desk and the wonderful transfers you chose for this project. It turned out so neat!

My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is so pretty! You have a lovely blog. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas

Amy Fountain said...

Awesome job on the desk! Lovely way to add a personal mark on the piece.

Anonymous said...

Totally charming. Love the eye glasses on the desk.....perfect!

How to Nest for Less said...

LOVE THIS!! I'm featuring you tonight for my weekly roundup :)

Vintage Street Designs said...

Wonderful!!! What a great way to use these graphics! Love it! Hopped over from Brag Monday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @