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.

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10 comments:

  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!!!

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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