Graphic Antique Desk

I’m so excited about how this beautiful piece has been revived and restored!  Hope you like it too!  

The bones of this desk were all in tact, it just needed a little loving care!  I enlisted the help of my handyman (hubby) for this job!  He spent some time out in the 104 degree weather sanding down this piece for me!  Hey…wait a minute…I tackled the drawer!!!  Anyway…it’s a good thing we have a pool to go jump in and cool down after jobs like this.  The desk was just so pretty that I decided to just re-stain the base in a dark walnut and only paint the front with old white chalk paint.  I then went to The Graphics Fairy for inspiration regarding transferable graphics.  I chose the Printers Ornament with Crown for the drop down leaf and the Paris Address for the drawer.  I used the Blender Transfer Method for both of these designs.  I was very fortunate that the pulls were still in excellent condition and could still be reused.  

The “Before” shot!

I can’t wait for the Buyer of this treasure to come pick it up today so I can the reaction on her face.  I hope she loves it as much as I do!  The last time she saw it, it was piled high in my garage and pointed at it and said “I’ll take it”.  She could see all the potential it had. 


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  1. It’s beautiful, Judy! I love the graphics you chose and they came out really good!

  2. Thanks, Judy, for the transfer method…I haven’t much luck with others…I will try…Blessings, Becky

  3. Wow, Judy, that is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my Say G’day Party and for following me too! I am now following you and I also gave this post a +1 on Google+.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  4. This is a fabulous desk, Judy. Love the combination of dark stain and chalk paint. Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my Mushroom Houses post. I am following you as well.


  5. OMG…Gorgeous!!! I know she will love it!! You are right it had great bones, but your finishing touches……FABULOUS!


  6. Judy,
    What a great transformation! It looks lovely now. I love the mix of the light/dark, it really makes a statement now. I’m sure the new owner will LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I’m now your newest follower. Can’t wait to see what other transformations you’ve done.

  7. Judy,
    I really need to give the graphics transfer process a try. It looks soooooo goood!

  8. She is such a pretty, little desk now! ~ Maureen

  9. I love your style and am so happy you cam to visit my blog. I’m now following you too. Thanks.
    Rose @ A Rosie Sweet Home

  10. Love this look. Fabulous work. You did such a great job. Love your style!

    Jeannie-JB @ jbsvintage

  11. I pinned you onto my ‘things to do’ board @ pinterest!

  12. Judy I love the wood with the paint combo. Your lady is going to love it. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff

  13. What a beauty. I love the choice of color and the graphics. Great job!

  14. Oh my goodness! GORGEOUS!! I have one that I found at a garage sale for (get this…) $3!! It’s a bit rougher than yours, but I’m going to use yours as inspiration. I’ve been into the French graphics lately anyway. How can you resist not doing more?;)

  15. What a gorgeous piece of furniture, and you turned it into something completely stunning !

  16. Oh WOW!! The after is AMAZING!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  17. What a pretty piece! I like your burlap wreath, too!
    Thanks for linking up this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!

  18. It’s so pretty if I lived near to you I would steal it, then you would have to go to the policy and file a police report, but by that time I would of left the state. So fair warming is it’s gone don’t come knocking! I also love your burlap wreath. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  19. LOVE IT!! I am totally inspired !! Thanks for sharing!!

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