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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

French Desk and Giveaway Winner

I am so excited about this piece of furniture that my mother and father found for me. It is french provincial and the shape is wonderful!

I had a customer see it and wanted it before it was even painted. A great thing since she can pick out the color before it goes on the piece.

It started out the usual white with gold trim.


It has a top hutch
It also has a drop down desk on the bottom piece.


I painted it in a two-tone dark and light grey. I left all of the hardware original.


I highlighted the details in the carvings with dark first then dry brushed the grey.







I found this oval frame on The Graphics Fairywww.thegraphicsfairy.com and transferred it to the front of the desk to add some interest.

I didn't want it to be so ornate so I adjusted it to be a little simpler. 


I hand-painted the inside of the pattern with the dark grey and added the customers last name initial to the center. Then I distressed it so it look like it had been there awhile.



I waxed the desk to give it longevity.



I love the way it turned out! It is a piece no one will have in there home!

Lots of exciting things happening this week! That is why I am a day late on posting the giveaway winner, 

The winner of the custom sign is

Lavender Dreamer

Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize and tell me what you would like me to paint for you! Congratulations!!! 

I can't wait to begin!!


The Graphics FairyMiss Mustard Seed's Creative Blogwww.whipperberry.com

13 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors, the details and the sweet graphic! Hope you'll come by and share at our Be Inspired link party!

Bee happy said...

The desk is just beautiful!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations to the winner!
I Love your french desk makeover. Love the colors.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This piece is stunning! I love it!

Lou Cinda

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So Beautiful and I Love the color!!!
I can see why it would sell really fast!
Congrats to the winner and Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the desk looks beautiful! i love the colors on it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations to Lavender Dreamer!! Hope we get to see what you paint up for her!! Love your newest redo too Deneen. It amazes me how you seem to have a bottomless pit of ideas and creativity!! Happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Congratulations to your winner! I know she'll love it. The desk looks fabulous!
Lorraine

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

thanks Bee!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a gorgeous redo, and the initial on the front is makes it even more interesting. You are so good at doing what you do, Deneen!

Amy said...

That's gorgeous! Love the monogram! I found you via the Linky hop and am now your newest Linky follower. I'd be thrilled if you'd come visit me and follow back if you like!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

momto8 said...

wow...this came out just beautiful!! good for you!
I am now your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Jen Lossing said...

What a great piece. I love that it has a hutch. So unique. The color and graphics are just perfect. Great job!