After a lot of work, here it is.
I painted it in a two tone effect. The detail is a lighter coloured paint in the same tone as the rest.
A close up of the two tones.
She's picked this up today and was delighted with it. It had been her mother's and she's wanted to paint it for 30 years. I felt very honoured to be the one chosen to do the work.
I was so nervous painting someone else's furniture. it's actually more stressful than I thought. I should just trust myself more. But she must be happy with my painting as she's also dropped a bookcase in for me to do and also has a wall unit that she'll deliver to me after in the New Year.
Here is the desk before I got to it.
in great need of some wood oil and wax!
We're heading out on my dad's boat tomorrow for an early family Christmas outing. Hopefully today's sunny weather holds out. When we get home we've got Christmas drinks with all our neighbours. If I've got any energy (or sobriety!) after all that I'll be posting some photos of a sweet makeover I did in chalk paint on a little pot cupboard that I won at an auction on Friday. You won't believe the difference a few coats of paint can make!