Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Antique Desk & A FEATURE!

First of all, please head over to reFresh reStyle and check out my feature over there.  It is part of the new series, Newbie Spotlight Of The Week.  Some amazing blogs got together and decided to feature Newbies every week.  The other blogs that participate in this event are:  Debbiedoo'sFox Hollow CottageRandom Thoughts, and Simply Klassic Home.

I picked up this super cute antique desk off of Craigslist....and yes, that amazing vintage typewriter came with it : )  The top was trashed, but the rest of it seemed to be in great shape.  I sanded the top and stained it using Minwax Dark Walnut.  I sanded the rest of the desk down and painted with ASCP Paris Grey.  I then distressed and waxed using both AS clear and dark waxes.  I cleaned the original hardware and sealed the top with a clear poly.  Please excuse the "after" photos....I'm in the middle of moving and loading my booth and have no time to haul it inside and stage my hubby is out of town!!



Linking up at:

Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Making The World Cuter Monday @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got Monday @ Our Delightful Home
Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Just A Party With My Peeps @ How To Nest For Less

Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen

Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Sat. Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors



  1. You rock the 2 tone pieces! Gorgeous!

  2. Wow what a difference! The new finish makes the hardware pop. Very pretty!

  3. Fabulous makeover!!! What an improvement! Found you over at Gail's MRL!

  4. Beautiful!! Love this...


  5. and imperfect is sooooo much easier to live with!

    come visit my blog anytime!


  6. Gorgeous as always...congrats on your spotlight too. Thanks for always joining in and sharing your inspiration.

  7. Super cool! I love it! I did a two tone coffee table and love it!
    Visiting from the newbie party!

  8. I love the two toned look these days! great job on your desk.


  9. That is so gorgeous! I've really been loving the blue and dark walnut stain lately & yours is no exception. Great job!

  10. You really did a great job. I love the two tone desk. I have to try Paris Gray...I always love it when I see it. I am your latest follower. I found you via Debbie's. I'd love for you to stop by and become a friend. I host a party each week that you could join too.

  11. This desk is turned out great!! I have one in our garage to refinish for our granddaughter's room...working on getting up the courage to start :) !! I'm following you now--I need the inspiration! :) I hope you'll stop by for a visit.

  12. Oh Sarah this is so beautiful - and congratulations on your feature!

  13. Sarah, what a great metamorphosis! Love the color you chose. You are going to so enjoy that. Now will you be exchanging your computer for that wonderful, old typewriter? ;) Don't you love those! BTW, I noticed your photo didn't stick on your link so I went into InLinkz and added one. If it ever does that, you can click on the little X and delete it and readd it if you want...or let me know and I'll add it from InLinkz. :)

  14. You did a great job! It looks beautiful. I'm following you now!
    Blessings! Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams