I'm feeling motivated these days to make some transformations at home, and among the list of top priorities is changing the nursery into a guest bedroom and turning our living room into a family room and family room into a living room. Awaiting my living room to family room transformation is a great antique desk.
I've had this desk for sometime and have been hoping to sell it as a custom refinishing job in the store. But, the longer it sat in the back waiting for someone else to love it, the more I fell in love with it myself. Besides the fabulous construction, I love the great curves and debth.
I've decided to make it my own. I'm putting it with some other pieces that are black, but I want to incorporate more wood tones, so I decided to re-stain the top and paint the base, adding some medium distressing to bring the natural wood tones out.
Before I painted it, I was concerned that the existing hardware wouldn't look good against the black paint, but once I put it back on, I really like how it looks. It doesn't pop against the black, but is subtle, and blends throughout the entire piece.
Wood top stained in a darker oak color called Provincial. Has more red hues than I would have liked, but it works.
Before meets After!