Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Buttercream and Walnut

This gorgeous executive desk was given to me by an old high school friend! It was a great piece of furniture. Solid wood, dove tailed drawers that slide very easily.


Patti took it home with her to strip the top and paint the base. We decided on our usual dark walnut wood stain and opted for a shade of butter yellow for the base.




We kept the original hardware and added an antique glaze to the paint to add some texture and depth, and this is the end result.






Check out the wood grain? Isn't that GORGEOUS!




Pullout trays for additional writing space.



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21 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! Love the Walnut with white!

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    1. Thank-you! It's actually a buttercream yellow. Really soft and easy on the eyes!

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  2. Looks great! I know it's vintage, but that hardware looks so hip with that desk. Pretty finish! Deb

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  3. The top is gorgeous!
    Fondly, Tami
    www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

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  4. Very nice...I had :) to pin it to my "Awesome Furniture" Board!
    Denise

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks! I looooove pinterest!

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  5. Oh my, this is just gorgeous! I love, love how this turned out...I'm thinking I'll have to try this with an old "ugly" desk I have had sitting around. Thanks so much for sharing this! I came over from M&M Saturday Splendor Party.

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  6. It's Sexy! wow! its simplicity shows the beauty! it amazed me! Did you guys know that, one way of enhancing your living room is by adding furnitures in it? it is really awsome having a living room full of nice furnitures. It is really nice to hear complements from your guests. :)

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    1. Thank-you! I'm all about a variety of furniture in different rooms and finding new ways to re-purpose pieces of furniture. It makes for great conversation when guests come over!

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  7. Hi,
    Beautiful!
    Great colour combination! I'm slowly coming around to painting wooden furniture and doing the stained top with a painted bottom is what pushed me over the edge. Haven't tried it yet but I'm getting there!
    I'm very fond of walnut so that is easy. But what colour is the paint. You mention it as "buttercream" - what's the brand and name? Also, you mention putting in glaze to "give it some depth" - what do you use and what proportions?
    Just found your blog and really enjoying it.
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy, I'm not sure what the exact color is. It was a left over can from the garage but has a real soft and warm yellow color. For this piece, I used the same dark walnut wood stain to glaze the piece. I just rub it on and then quickly rub it off. You can also get the same affect by using a dark wax. If you use stain to glaze your piece, be liberal with the application. It is much easier to rub off if you put a lot on rather than dry brushing it. It sounds strange, but works. Test out your technique on a blank piece of wood just to get the hang of the application and rubbing off. Let me know if you have any other questions! Michele

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