Sunday, April 21, 2013

*Holly Paint* - Secretary Desk

So I have had this desk had been sitting in my garage for almost 2 years. 
My Aunt rescued it from her neighbor when she put it on the side of the road for the garbage man to haul away.  I was dreading painting it because of all of the cubby holes but one day I pulled it out and tackled it!  Actually it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Though I am glad I waited to paint it because I have learned a lot over the years which made this project easier than I thought.

I started by sanding and priming the desk. 
 I then used a dark teal spray paint on the cubby holes to add a pop of color.  The body of the desk is painted antique white, lightly distressed and waxed for protection.

 I found these bronze and diamond handles at Hobby Lobby and thought they would be perfect to finish off the desk. I used small glass-like knobs for the smaller drawers.

Friday, April 19, 2013

*Holly Paint* -French Provincial Dresser and Nightstand

I found this dresser at a garage sale last summer and finally got around to painting it last month.

I went with a light turquoise with a white top. It is almost the same as this set that I did awhile ago. It seemed to be really popular so I thought I would give it another try!.

 Right before I painted the dresser I found this nightstand on the side of the road. It is almost a perfect match. 

So I decided to paint it to match the dresser and sale it as a set.
Not bad for a mix & match!