Wednesday, March 11

Rain!

it's grey and rainy and i love it! spring is coming! soon, i'll be keeping the shop doors open, and getting a breeze in to whoosh all the dust around. it's gonna be good!
i've been keeping busy working on custom projects and here is the first of them. this desk had so much charm from the beginning- it just need a little love.

before- rough, but sturdy


it feels like spring!


yes, yes i do love grey and yellow together! how nice of you to notice!



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did you get the paint to look like this? I am redoing a secretaries desk for my girls bedroom and I would like it to look rustic. Thanks

Villa Design said...

I've really enjoyed how you've revamped all the pieces especially this one! I agree... yellow and grey is a fabulous combo. :)

carpenter ant said...

i just got lucky anonymous- the top had been painted and abused for so long there was a lot of texture even after i used the belt sander. i applied two coats of paint but didn't try to hit inside the holes and dents (leaving some dark spots). but my suggestion for a look like this would be to do a coat or two of yellow, let it dry, and then hit it again with watered down grey acrylic paint. keep a cloth handy to wipe the grey off in places and you'll have a lovely new finish.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the advice :) Just one more question did you use a latex or acrylic yellow for your base coat?

carpenter ant said...

latex, but i bet acrylic would be fine.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and very inspiring thanks for all the how to's

Stephanie said...

I am so in love with this piece. I'm picking up a low dresser from someone on Craig's list tomorrow and would love to do something like this to it and use it as a sideboard. How did you do the flowers on it? Your work is so inspiring...