Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage waterfall desk

Sometimes, when I see a piece of furniture, I swear I get visions. I saw this waterfall desk at the D.I. in Logan, and in my mind, I saw the drawers, all lined with this snappy fabric from Hobby Lobby. I've decorated the playroom around this fabric, and I can't get enough of it. The only question was what color to do the desk. 

I played with the idea of red, but when I saw this paint, I knew this was the color. I wanted the fun lines to really pop, so a black glaze was in order, and my favorite drawer pulls to pull it together. I could see this piece finished in my mind before I got it home. I couldn't wait to start!

Luckily for me, it turned out exactly how I envisioned. With only a few minor reinforcements, this beauty was better than new! 

This piece is SOLD! 

Vintage turquoise desk

Welcome to thirteen33 Design! Join me as I embark on a new adventure, as I refinish old furniture to something beautiful! 


I'd like to introduce you to my all-time favorite redo. :) This vintage desk was by far the hardest, most stressful piece I've ever refinished. When I found it, I knew that I had to have it. I knew that it might be a big job to strip it down, but I had no idea how hard! 

Doesn't it look innocent? Incapable of driving me to tear? Do not be deceived - this desk had 3 colors of paint on it, and I'm sure that each color had a few coats. I'm pretty sure I stripped down about 7 layers of paint. The fluted legs were the bane of my existence for literally 3 weeks. The struggle was well worth it, though. 

This beauty now sits as a friends sewing desk, and I'm sure is well-loved.