Wednesday, February 25, 2015

THINK SPRING! Green Vintage Waterfall Desk Painted Makeover

Hello again my Beauties!
Since SPRING refuses to show us any sign here
I have decided to bring you some spring
in the form a furniture makeover.

I picked up this vintage waterfall desk at a thrift shop
and as you can see from the picture it was in pretty bad shape.
I paid more than I normally would have 
but Pickins is SLIM.
I know Waterfall style has been on the outs and people kept telling me how they
couldn't GIVE them away before but I am starting
to love the soft rounded yet angular shape of this style of furniture.
So I figured this was the best piece to use for a spring makeover.
I had no idea what I was going to do with this piece.
I sat and stared at it for a while and even asked it..
What do you want me to do with you.
It didn't answer me...OUT LOUD at least...:)
The top was the worst of the whole piece.
The finish was pretty terrible and had some weird bleached out stain.
While I waited to see what color it wanted to be I started sanding the top and
drawer fronts.
I took off the hardware, of which ONE pull was missing.
I didn't know what I wanted to do with that either.????

 After sanding and staining the drawer fronts and then on a whim Spray painting the hardware and finding enough pulls for the top drawer to spray paint I finally decided
with the warm wood town and the Gold hardware that it wanted to be a nice 
fun SPRINGY green.
I chose American Paint Companys NaNa's Cupboard.
I gave it a couple coats and
then waxed with clear wax.
I added a little light glaze after I buffed it to make the small details pop a little.
 and THIS is how she turned out!
I love how all colors work together!
I never thought the drawer fronts would turn out that nice.

 and I LOVE how the Gold worked with the wood tone and
and the bright spring green!
Now there is only ONE problem.
I can't decide if I want to sell it.
Its been sitting in my studio for over a week while I try to decide.
I have been having this problem a lot lately and I am
sure it has got to do with being stuck inside all winter.
I am sick of looking at the same furniture.
So Hopefully it warms up soon 
and the hubby can stop worrying about swapping out furniture.
Don't forget to come back for the LINK party either.
Until next time;
Go make someones day Beautiful!