Monday, October 8, 2012

French Gray Desk

The combination of French gray and creamy white paint never disappoints.

I bought this desk at the auction.  No repairs needed just some paint for a fresh look.  My favorite kind of piece.
I painted the inside with the french gray and left the insert the stained wood.
I did have to do some work for the hardware.  One of the drawer pulls was missing so I replaced the one with a pair from Restore. There were no pulls on the door.  I guess you are suppose to open them with the key, but I didn't have it.  I drilled holes and added glass knobs from Hobby Lobby.
The final touch, a Paris address from The Graphics Fairy that I stenciled on the front.
As soon as I get a day off from my real job this will be going to the antique mall.  In the meantime, I'll be joining the following parties...
The Graphic Fairy for Brag Monday
 Between Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Redoux Link Party
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday

Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
The 36th Avenue Party TimeNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday 2805 for Potpourri Friday 
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special




  1. That is gorgeous! Beautifully done!

  2. Wow-beautiful!!!!!!!Have a nice day:-) Vicky

  3. HALLO,

  4. Fabulous! I love it - I predict you win next Monday on Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy. Great job - would you mind telling us what transfer method you used?

  5. I love this. Too far away or i would come buy it! What are the paint colors/ brand you used?

  6. If I was from Paris, if I was from Paris....I would say OOh La La La La LA LA LA!Gorgeous!

  7. I love this. My sister has one similar and was thinking of stenciling something on the front. I am going to pin this for her.

  8. So cute! I love that you left some of the inside natural.

  9. This is so lovely! You did such a wonderful job! Visiting from No Minimalist. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. I love this color combination. It's a good seller for me. The graphic looks perfect. Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  11. Love your transformation; it looks fantastic!

  12. What a change, it sure is beautiful. Well done. Stop by my blog if you get a chance. Barb

  13. I Love it. I love to see before and afters. I just finished a tall secretary in whitecand did the fronts yellow. I will be posting it next week. I hope you hope over and check it out. Thanks,

  14. Found you at Graphic Fairy. I love the combo of the white and blue. I have a secretary similar to yours and it's got me thinking. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Well done, it really is transformed. Linda x

  16. Now I have Desk Envy!!!! lol Beautifully done!

  17. Janet this is beautiful. Such lovely work. Where is your mall located? I know someone in our neighborhood that is looking for a desk like this. Thanks.

  18. Love your desk. It reminds me of a family piece that ended up at my sister's.

    I laughed when you wrote in your most recent post about your husband's lack of enthusiasm for antique shopping. My husband won't shop at all. i have gotten him to go with me a couple of times lately when I we were looking for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. He just wants to buy the paint and leave while I want to look around. He doesn't even notice new pieces in the house right away.