A customer bought this pretty little vintage desk in a rubbed shade of olive green for her daughter, look at the detail in the bottom or under the drawer just so charming. She wanted it in a heirloom white, so thought i would share the before and after of this job.
I always think there was a time, so many years ago, where i would of been afraid to paint anything, for fear of ruining it or not turning out right. Now I can picture exactly how it will look before I even bring it home.
So I like to share the before and afters, for those who are debating on painting, so they too can see how wonderful a piece would look with a coat of love and hopefully be inspired to give it a try.
This was the little piece I bought from my neighbor at the shoppe who owns (The Shack) selling Vintage-records,tapes,CDs,books all for $1.00, well he comes across these really cool pieces of furniture sometimes.
This was one i couldn't say no to, it was asking me to save it, I just know it.
It is just so old, I didn't want to mess with it to much, so i barely sanded it, i tried to patch up the top, but the wood is so thick, and totally split, it kept re-cracking. I then decided it added to the rustic oldness of the piece, i used same paint color (white) and then re-distressed it. I also choose to leave the inside the way it was.
I normally paint everything- but every once in a while, I think it is good to leave something so old, rustic the way it is & love those imperfections.
So it may not look much different, but it is a bit cleaner, and refreshed-
Haven't decided if I'm keeping this one, or taking to shoppe.