Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Hidden Drawer Edition

Now you see it:

Now you don't:

I picked up this super cool desk a few months back and posted it on my "pick your paint" section of my Facebook Page. It was grabbed up immediately. My client wanted something dark. She thought about a red or brown but we finally decided on ASCP Graphite. I couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. I hope she likes it too.

The top of this piece had some damage so I had to perform a bit of veneer surgery. I also had to reglue and secure the drawers. With all old pieces, there is a bit of character. I always restore my pieces to great working condition.

Here is the desk after the rehab:

We chose to cover the Graphite in ASCP Dark Wax to bring out the character of the piece. We then chose antiqued, rough glass knobs that add a bit of rustic elegance. They also happen to be my favorite knobs to use. :)

A perfect drawer to house a laptop. 

It is rare that I get a solid response from my husband about my pieces. He has seen me paint hundreds of items. He is over the "surprise" reveal. (He also sees the mess I make.)
However, this piece I know he liked. 
He said, "I want you to paint my desk just like that one."
Ok, Ron. I will. :)

Read more about Graphite at my ASCP Color Review Page.
Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. That is a super cool desk! I definitely like the dark color, too.

  2. Beautiful!
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  3. that is so cool! and i LOVE the after- looks stunning!!!

  4. What an interesting piece! Love what you did with it, the knobs especially!

  5. I'm sourcing a desk for a client right now - and wish I could find something like this - spectacular job!!!

  6. That is a gorgeous piece. I love what you did with it!

  7. This piece looks super. I have been hesitant to use the graphite and dark wax combo but no more. I love the look.

  8. Hi, Your desk is beautiful. Great job...Connie

  9. What a wonderful makeover. It looks great.

  10. Love this piece! Now following you.

  11. What a really cool piece! And you won your husband over, too? Kudos!

  12. I love this piece in Graphite! The knobs add just the right amount of sparkle : o )