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Ta Da

BY jane, ON Monday, February 28, 2011

So sorry I didn’t blog last week! We were juggling many projects including this one that we teased you with, over a week ago.  I sometimes get commissioned to paint furniture.  Here is a before and after photo of a vintage desk.  We had no idea of the history of the desk, but it is on the petite size, so it may have been a child’s desk. It had such nice curves and overall design, that we decided that it would probably be perfect as a small dressing table. I painted it with a toast to “Jessica McClintock” with our signature swoops and and swirls. We chose Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage green as a base, with ivory and pewter highlights.  I painted the back of the piece as well, so that if it is ever is “floated” in a room, it will have extra pizzazz. (Also correctly spelled pizazz, interestingly enough.) After many trips to Anthropologie, and numerous experiments with colorful knobs, we settled on these simple glass ones. The knobs add a little sparkle to the piece, but keep the painted design the main focus.

Before

After

The back of the dressing table.

The flourishing details

Click on each image to enlarge.

Painted desk design: The Delicate Pen ©

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