For the last couple of years I have had my desk in the dining room in front of the big picture window. Over the weekend I decided I wanted it in the living room, almost side by side with Truckers. I didn't want to move the ratty old desk till it was painted however. It was given to Trucker some years ago and is a plain Jane, no frills desk. It does serve it's purpose though. I also need a new printer stand. I decided to use an old small end table that was in RugRat 2's room doing nothing but sitting there. Once this decision was made it was time to start my project.
Once more I was so excited to start this that I forgot to take before pictures. Just imagine an old desk, and old (but still pretty) end table.
I decided I wanted to try my hand at distressing and glazing. I've read so many wonderful tutorials and seen so many lovely redo's that it made my mind up. Heck I couldn't damage them anymore than they already were.
I bought the latex enamel white semi gloss paint and a dark walnut stain. I ended up having to give the desk three coats of paint. I gave the end table only two coats since I was glazing it more than the desk. Then the long waiting period for drying. I am not a patient person let me tell you. While they were drying I decided to make another picture with words ( it says Mom's Corner) for hanging over my desk and also gathered up some pretties for decorating the desk top.
Finally the drying was done. I started sanding the end table. I'm glad this was my first thing to try this with as I think I got carried away with the sanding. Then I applied my glaze using a soft cloth and let set briefly then wiped it away with another dry cloth. Overall I think it turned out rather pretty. Both the desk and the table. Eventually I am buying some molding and attaching it to the desk front for looks. I also am planning on looking for a small narrow bookshelf of some sort to sit on top of the desk to display and store things.
Sitting on top of my desk is a new lamp I found at 1/2 half off at Fred's. It is perfect. I has a burgundy shade and with gold motif on it. I have a pink flowered and pearls picture frame which holds the newest picture of my grandchildren. A small resin frame with tiny pink and white flowers, an even smaller silver frame. I also added a crystal candle stick and sitting on top of that is a crackle candle holder in red. Perfect for Valentine's Day.
I apologize for the way the pictures look. As I had recently said my digi camera quit working and I bought a cheapo one for the meantime.
As you can see I was so excited that I hadn't even cleaned the paint off the wood floors. I had placed a sheet down but I should have doubled or used two of them. What a mess I had.
Today I am linking with several favorite blogs. I do hope you go over and take the time to see many wonderful projects, DIY's, and Vignettes.
A Little Sparrow - Toot Your Horn Tuesday
A Soft Place to Land - DIY Day
Grits & Glamour - Tabletop Tuesday
A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words - 2nd Time Around Tuesday
Reinvented - Trash To Treasure
Mustard Seed Creations - Furniture Feature Friday