Monday, October 27, 2014

A Hotel Desk Becomes My New French Treasure

An extra bonus came home with me the day I purchased my Craigslist Buffet....


It now matches a chair I painted with Pure White ASCP and dark wax months ago.




This is how the desk looked when I bought it for $65. If you live in the Dallas area and want a desk like this... Llave designs had dozens of them.  They will also paint furniture for you.
The hitch was a hole cut in each desk for hotel wiring.  First, I filled it with a filler for sheet rock repairs.  Once that shrunk, I added two layers of wood filler.


The final result of the patch was not perfect, but I like the "patina" that shows through the chalk paint.


I painted the top of the desk with ASCP in cocoa.  Fortunately, when I went to Lady Butterbug in Plano for paint, they had a chest of drawers painted in these two colors on display.  I loved the combination and this gave me the idea of using cocoa on the top.   Actually, I was able to cover the top (two coats) with one trial size jar of cocoa.  But, something tells me I'll be buying more of it soon....

Yes, as a matter of fact...
I did look forward to coming home from work today!



Hugs,
Eilis
Eilis

4 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Eilis! Love the color. I have, yet, to go to Lady Butterbug. I have some pieces that I'd like to try the chalk paint on. You have inspired me!

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  2. So much better! I would look forward to that desk, too. It doesn't look at all like the hotel furniture we can get here. Sigh. Too far to ship from Dallas, too.

    Enjoy it!

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  3. What a wonderful change. Love the new look.
    Lots of blessings from South Africa

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  4. Great desk and the makeover is fantastic. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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