Thursday, August 12, 2010

Curvy Desk Revamp



I picked up this piece a while ago...but have been a little slow getting her done...that and there were a few bumps along the way...just for the record, I hate bumps...

Here is the before...




She started out a cherry wood...with a super shiny finish, and gold hardware...

I used a lacquer stripper (not sure of brand) to strip the top, and get it ready to be stained... it worked great!
Here she is with a fresh coat of dark walnut stain...gorgeous grain by the way...I wish I knew what kind of veneer it was?
Next I taped and papered off the top, to get her ready to prime...
K...that was fun...only heres the bump I was telling you about...Drips...yep ugh! I'm a new user of a paint sprayer, and I found that is works better, when I water down the paint a bit...well this time, I must have watered it down too much :(
Pretty huh... so she sat...and sat...and sat...until, my lovely hubby stripped her down, so I could start virtually all over, I love that man :)

Here she is all stripped down...again ready for some primer.

and here she iss all primer and ready to go, I did about 2 coats of primer...just to be safe...and I waited like a 1/2 hour between coats...so there would definately be no more running!
I found this really pretty creamy white color called "cotton whisper" to paint the base, and then came up with my own little concoction for the glaze technique....I love it!


Last but not least, gave the hardware a couple coats of ORB! And topped it off with a coat of poly... and shes done!

So sorry I was gone for so long. Thanks everyone for your great support! I hope all is well with everyone, and I can't wait to hear what you think of this revamp :)

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20 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks great, nikki! i love the contrast between the hardware and paint and between the top and paint- it all works together nicely!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Ive done the exact same colors on a coffee table I have yet to post about. This desk turned out lovely!
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Stunning job!!! Dark Walnut stain on the tops is my absolute fave!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I love when the top is stained and the bottom is painted. Pretty desk.

*junkrestore* said...

It's so pretty, Nikki... I have a confession to make... I bought a compressor and gravity-fed paint sprayer about six months ago and I'm too scared to use them. I need someone to come show me how!

Linda said...

This piece turned out beautifully, Nikki! Nice combination of colors!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

So glad you're back!!
I love this. Great choice for the top.
I'm jealous - I want a paint sprayer! :)

One Life Many Journeys said...

Back with a BANG! That is beautiful! I have a couple of old desks to do. What sprayer did you get. I am going to get a new one as the one I have now is a cheapo!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Such a pretty desk! You did a fabulous job!!

Angie said...

LOVE the new header! The desk turned out gorgeous!!! Thank God for helpful hubbys right? ;)

Gracefully Vintage said...

Loveing your New Look... I been so so DArn Busy, i havent been able to visit my favorites as much...
LOVE that Desk, I like how you did the top in wood- Great IDEA.
Karryann

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Thanks Ladies! And the new look is a great second start indeed! Thanks! * I love it too*

J. said...

Love it! Two thumbs up from me.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You do a great job Nikki...your pieces look like they come out of a high end furniture store..you really have a knack...no pun intended:)

scrapwordsmom said...

This is stunning.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Beautiful job!

Robin said...

Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

Maureen F. said...

Great bones to your desk - nice shape - beautiful

http://moemade.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

Your desk looks amazing! I love seeing what can be done with a old piece. You have brought great new life back to it. Thanks for entering the gorilla glue giveaway. I was already a follower here!
Holly
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April and Holly said...

Really great DIY projects on here!!! You have a great eye for seeing the potential in pieces! Awesome job :)

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