Monday, July 25, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover - The Kitchen Desk Edition

So first of all, let me apologize for my before picture. It was one of those times where I was working on it and realized that I didn't have a before shot. I screamed, ran and got the camera. You are viewing it with one rough coat on the legs.
I purchased this from an amazing garage sale. Thanks Pam F. It is very primitive and a bit out of my comfort zone. I purchased Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Arles to add some much needed color. I also had a lovely random chair to add so I painted one to match. This stable was not super sturdy and missing a drawer. Instead of fashioning something, I decided to play up the missing part.
The top of the table was rough too. I sanded the old stains and spots off and placed a nice dark stain on the top followed by a whip-off poly. Just before I stained it, I flipped it over and reinforced the planks on the top and the legs. It is a nice sturdy work space now.

Here is the finished product:
It turned out super sweet and would make a lovely laptop space for a kitchen.

I just love the way Annie Sloan paint distresses and ages. Notice that I took decorative parts that had fallen off and adhered them to the empty drawer space. This would be a sweet space to hang a kitchen towel.



  1. Well done! I love the detail you added to the drawer space. It could possibly run cables through it for a laptop too. Lovely!!!

  2. Ah! I thought that looked familiar! This is simply the cutest little table!

  3. Really cute. I love the detail to make the drawer space look like it was supposed to be like that.

  4. hopped to your blog from a blog party and love your work, so I joined your followers and am looking forward to reading about all your furniture re-do's.

    My daughters graduated from NIU in Dekalb so I'm familar with your area. Love the French Hen's flea market in Morris not far from you. If you haven't been, it's great.

  5. Thanks! You will have to visit Dekalb and do some shopping. Great primitives and collectables. I do love the French Hen's Market!!! My favorite vendor is Toft Touch Soaps. Her soap is AMAZING and she is just a super cool person.

  6. wow...fantastic job! love that color..that's one I haven't tried yet.

  7. Nice job! I am just learning the Annie Sloan paint techniques.

  8. Great job! Good idea about the missing drawer....Christine