February 23, 2013

Custom Desk in Winter Surf

I recently finished a custom desk for a new client. I love how this desk turned out and the color is so bright and cheerful. I'm looking at a snow covered yard as I type this and this desk really makes me look forward to warmer weather.
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I really missed the color blue. I feel like I haven't painted anything blue in a long time and this piece came out great. 
The color is Winter Surf by Behr and I used a black glaze to darken the color a little. Before I glazed the color was more of a Tiffany blue. 
I used homemade chalk paint, distressed around the edges, glazed, sprayed the pulls that were on there and sealed with wax. 
I also sanded the top and stained it (in the before picture the top had already been sanded). 

My client is also having an old dresser re-purposed into a TV stand that will be a few shades darker than the desk. I hope to share that piece with you guys in the next few weeks. 



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15 comments:

  1. I think you have convinced me to glaze my teal dresser. I was himming and hawing, but I love how the desk looks. Love the dark stained top with the blue.

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  2. Hi Helen, love the blue! Looking forward to this white stuff to melt away soon!
    Anne

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  3. Nothing like blue with natural wood...nothing. Lovely work!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
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  4. I really like the color that you picked. Blues are so fun and refreshing! Gorgeous makeover!

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  5. awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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  6. So pretty! I can't seem to stop painting everything blue these days....but colors like that make it hard to resist!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love that color;) Visiting from HSA2Z!

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  8. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tonight!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #64!

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  9. This is an absolutely beautiful desk! Wonderful job! :)

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  10. Amazing re-do! Love the color :)

    Blessings & hugs ...
    Lani
    http://SimplyFreshVintage.com

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  11. Beautiful makeover. I really love the color. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  12. Such a pretty color! Love it with the dark top and black pulls--beautiful!

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  13. Love it! I wish I would have found this project yesterday. I would have featured it in my paint list. : )
    So happy to be here. Following you now!
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    I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend. : )
    Hani

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  14. OMG...this is amazing! So love all that you do!

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