Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sweet French Harlequin Desk

I'm loving reviving furniture. My very patient husband is coping with the loads of furniture around the house -as well as paint cans, sanding paper, brushes etc. When I say coping it's only just...

Here is my latest project. I bought this lovely desk at the antique auctions which are conveniently located at the end of my street! Can you believe it? It's where I'll be on Monday mornings from now on (with my take away coffee and book as the auction goes for 2 hours).

I sanded back it back and primed it before painting it firstly with a coat of Limed white and then with limed white quarter strength. this gives it a lovely aged look as the darker coat shows through just a tiny bit. I then painted the harlequin pattern - same as on the coffee table I did on the weekend.  I then top coated it all with poly acrylic. I also had to replace the little bits of wood that stops the drawers going back too far.

I'm not much of an interior designer but I've done a couple of vignettes below. Not sure I rate with Miss Mustard Seed and her latest display on her Union Jack Dresser but it's a start.







and before below.



cheers
Fiona

23 comments:

  1. That is so pretty and unique with the white on white harlequin pattern. Thanks for joining the party at WUW and I hope you join again!

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  2. I think this is a beautiful piece of furniture. Your make-over looks wonderful!

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  3. You did a beautiful job painting desk with the harlequin pattern! It added so much more interest to the piece of furniture.

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  4. Beautiful Transformation! Love the harlequin design!

    Jodie

    www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

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  5. That is a beautiful transformation and a gorgeous piece of furniture.

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  6. Wow - what a outstanding transformation! Love how you did the harlequin design on the top! It's a beautiful thing Girl!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  7. This desk makes me go "aaaahhh". It looks so lovely, you've done a terrific job! :)

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  8. That is such a gorgeous desk!!!! The painted top is a great idea. I have several items that I wish I could do a number on ~ alas my husband is not as patient as yours:(

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  9. Stunning...love the subtle harlequin design on the top. What a beautiful piece of furniture!

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  10. Gorgeous- i just love it!! Perfect in white and the harlequin design is fantastic ! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  11. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on this desk. I'm so excited as I just sold it for $400. Sad to see it go but a great return on my investment and effort. All your lovely comments really gave me confidence in my asking price.
    cheers
    Fiona (lilyfield life)

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  12. What a transformation! Looks wonderful! Great job! :)

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  13. Lovely paint and vignette!
    I am your newest follower!

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  14. Hey new follower here. Linked over from Thrifty Chicks party! Gorgeous harlequin pattern! Beautiful desk as well.

    Deb
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  15. this is beautiful!!! you need to hook up with katie at craptastic. she is going to be doing a desk with harlequin pattern and i know she would love to see this! gorgeous!

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  16. This is a gorgeous piece! You did a wonderful job!

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  17. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

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    xoxokara

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  18. i adore this, it's perfection. i would love it if you linked it to my party today.
    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks for the link Fiona! This turned out fantastic!! So eloquent and feminine! I'm painting my base coat right now... can't wait to see how it turns out! Great job on yours!

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  20. thanks for sharing this at my party,i'm so glad you did! it's Beautiful!

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  21. This desk is gorgeous....absolutely beautiful...great job...
    Mariaelena

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  22. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



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