Here’s how she started out, but just look at her now!
Here she is at last and looking so pretty! I’m extremely happy with the result. After I got this piece, my first thought was to just go over the original finish, which you can see in the previous post. But then I was inspired by these white lovelies!
You can read the saga of this piece here and how I learned a lesson I will never forget! Don’t leave your projects outside even if you think they’re protected from the elements.
In the above picture, lower right side, there is still some rippling of the veneer, but it’s not rippled veneer, it’s character! Sort of like wrinkles.
Shopping at home to find accessories for the shelves was fun. All this STUFF I already had.
These red beauties are some of the last blooms from our double knock out rose.
The interior back is painted the same color as the living room walls, Whole Wheat by Sherwin Williams. The dining room wall color is similar to Antique White which is on the same color strip. The desk sits between the living and dining rooms.
I was considering painting the interior back red, but I think I like it like this. I may some day cover it with scrap book paper or change the color. But for now it stays like this.
The original drawer pulls were wooden and I replaced them with these I found in my stash. They were taken from an old dresser and I think they look better than the wooden ones.
To finish up, I gave the whole desk a good coat of Butcher’s wax. I used this before after seeing it on Martha Stewart. It protects the wood and gives some depth to the finish but it smells, so if you use it, open the windows!
Project complete….it only took 8 or 9 months. The chair is my next project…..how long will that take……
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