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« on: October 27, 2009 01:04:36 AM »

I've been a long time lurker of this site but have never actually posted anything soooo here goes.

I found an old desk at the salvation army that I thought might have some potential. Unfortunately I don't have any before pictures but it was an ugly offwhite/yellowish speckled paint. After a few hours of sanding a ton, a couple coats of paint, fine sanding and a few layers of protective gloss coating on top to make it stain resistant this is what I came out with..

Here are a few pictures:








I kept the original hardware because it matched the detailing..

There's a few things that could be better when you look at it up close but it was my first piece of furniture.

Comments, criticism, etc. more than welcome!
Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009 07:39:11 AM »

welcome to posting (you'll find it addictive)
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 07:48:15 AM »

LOVE the colour! and the design on the drawers are gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 07:48:49 AM »

gorgeous colour!!!!!  And good decision about keeping the original harware.  It compliments the piece perfectly!
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 08:45:45 AM »

Eeeek - I LOVE it! Perfect shade of blue!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009 10:28:23 AM »

Beautiful, I totally agree with you about the hardware it definitely suits the desk well. I am absolutely in love with the color you chose, its so vibrant and fun!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009 10:53:42 AM »

Just one thing to say:  GORGEOUS!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009 04:14:43 PM »

It sure looks nice, and I love that you kept the hardware.  Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009 06:44:57 PM »

I love the color and it looks great, you would never know that it wasn't brand new!
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009 07:52:29 PM »

wow, i would love to have that in my house!
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