Tuesday, January 31, 2012

White French Provincial Writing Desk

It's been a while since I've been painting furniture as we have been away for so long on school holidays - more posts to come about our great trip to Queensland recently.  However today I'm sharing a lovely French Provincial writing desk that I made over yesterday.

I have just painted this in classic white. I was tempted to do a harlequin pattern on the top like I have done previously here, but in the end have left it plain.
This lovely desk started life as a dressing table.
It's solid walnut but i really don't like the stripey wood.
The mirror wasn't in good shape so i was going to remove it anyway but I accidentally smashed it before I even left the auction house. Lucky I'm not superstitious.  There is the piece of glass for the top available.

...and here it is now all ready for sale. With my new french style pinboard that I'm loving.




















I spent today at the furniutre auctions, got a few lovely things that I'll be painting later this week.  Now all I need is a shop!

PS - Well that was quick - this has sold already!


Sharing at
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24 comments:

  1. Jeez that was quick! It came out beautifully! I really love those handles. Don't forget to share at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open :)

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  2. I have been looking for a desk just like this...you did a beautiful job...it is sooooo lovely...enjoy it..Mariaelena

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  3. Oh I absolutely adore this piece. Now even though I see a ton of these makeovers, I would have looked at this piece and walked away. It is fabulous all redone and such a perfect desk. Love it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Awesome you sold it already! Straight from your blog? Facebook? Go you!

    xx Karen

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  5. Lovely! White always adds such a fresh feel to a piece.

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    1. thanks Kacey - it's such a bright white, i really love this colour.

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  6. Love!! Looks so good! I would love for you to come share today over at Passionatelyperfect.com!

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  7. Love the transformation! You did a fabulous job!

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    1. thanks so much, I really enjoy painting these lovely shaped pieces.

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  8. Beautiful! Thank you for linking to the Open House Party.

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  9. Oh, bummer!!!! I would'ave nabbed that beauty in a heartbeat, Fiona! lol! Gorgeous job!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  10. What a beautiful desk! I love how clean and elegant it looks! The paris board you've propped on it is also very lovely! :)
    Jennelise

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  11. Just gorgeous. I also love the Paris board.

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    1. Thanks, I’d been meaning to make a pinboard for ages but then found this one on sale for $17 so grabbed it instead!

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  12. I love how it turned out- sharing at tonights party~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  13. Such a pretty desk. I understand why it sold so quickly.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks Mary Alice – I love the shape of these pieces. I could have sold it 3 times over!
      Have a lovely weekend
      Cheers Fiona

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