Guess what I’ve got for you today? An actual furniture makeover!!!
I know it’s been awhile guys. With all of the Christmas posts and the holiday events, they kind of got pushed to the side, but now they are back!
In fact, I have a bunch of makeovers for you today since it is Themed Furniture Thursday!
If you are new here, TFT is where once a month some of my furniture buddies and I do a themed makeover. This month’s theme is Shades of White.
I got this vintage desk at a yard sale last summer. It was beat up and in rough shape.
First, I removed all of the hardware and wiped the last 50 years of grime off of it.
I then coated the whole piece with one coat of Americana Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting. As I suspected, the cherry wood started bleeding through the paint, so I covered all of those spots with a coat of Shellac. I then used another coat of the Everlasting and let it dry.
I then went through and distressed the entire piece.
I was feeling like the desk was a bit too plain and it needed a bit of character, and adding a little depth to the drawers may be the ticket. I found a package of napkins that I bought awhile back, and I peeled away all the extra layers, so that there was only the one top layer with the print.
I covered the drawer in a thick layer of Mod Podge and gently laid down my napkin, trying to avoid any wrinkles.
Once that dried, I topped it with another layer of Mod Podge.
Once that dried, I went over the drawer with my orbital sander with a 12o grit paper.
My drawer pulls were a little dull, so I spray painted them Rust-Oleum’s Pure Gold.
I then distressed the whole piece with a medium grit sanding sponge.
I’m pretty happy with the results!
Parties I link to:
DesignDiningandDiapers, SugarBeeCrafts, TaterTotsandJello, HomeStoriesA-Z, TheHappyHousie, FunkyJunkInteriors, CupcakesandCrinoline,CedarHillFarmhouse, TheHeatheredNest, DIYShowoff, MyUncommonSliceofSuburbia, TheChelseaProject, SkiptoMyLou, SavvySouthernStyle, LilacsandLonghorns,TheStripedHouse,MadeInaDay, AddisonMeadowsLane, 11MagnoliaLane, MySoulfulHome, FrenchCountryCottage, AGlimpseInside, MyRepurposedLife
Make sure you check out the other ladies projects down below!
Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY) says
I always LOVE how you add a pop of color to all that you do. Those drawers look amazing with the decoupage!
Lindsay Eidahl says
What a great way to transform this piece! Love it
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Great color and texture choice, Shanna! Nothing like tissue paper and napkins to transform a piece. 🙂
Love, love, love the pop of color. Great makeover!!
The napkins do add a the perfect pop of color to this piece. The desk looks so pretty now!
Amy @ Highstyle Restyle says
All that color is so FUN! The paper is perfect to add something special to the desk!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Okay Shanna, I’m seriously in love with this desk! I love the napkins you decoupaged onto those drawer fronts. I just added napkins to my shopping list because I so have to try doing this on something!
Shayla Martin says
This is gorgeous. Absolutely love the napkins and all their color! Thanks for the inspiration!
Rhonda S. says
I need those napkins in my life!!! Great transformation!!!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
This is so full of charm, I can’t stand it ha ha! I really love everything about this! Perfect for my little dream cottage by the sea!! XO
I knew this was your piece from the photo. Love it!!!!!
Such a fun pattern to use! It pops perfectly against the white!
Jeanie @ create&babble says
I love how bright and cheery this desk looks now. Awesome job!
I am really wanting to try this, but I haven’t had the right piece yet. Such a precious desk!!!
I can see why you are happy with the results. It is absolutely stunning. I have been meaning to order some pretty floral napkins. There is a blogger who uses this technique a lot but can’t think who she is right now. I also use the Rustoleum Pure Gold. Don’t you love the soft color!
Lucy @ Patina Paradise says
Love how you transformed a dull desk into something with your bright signature style. Not sure I would have had the courage to take a sander to the paper… but I do like the subtle distressing.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Oh my gosh Shanna! This is the sweetest thing ever! I just love the napkins you chose for the drawer fronts! 🙂
Amy | Canary Street Crafts says
This is such a pretty makeover! A complete transformation from the dark and heavy original piece.
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Love the colorful drawers and I never would have thought to use napkins! I’m sure it will sell super fast!
Helen Holley says
Oh! What a beautiful job you did on the desk! It’s beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing,
WoW!! This looks fabulous!! I cannot wait to try this on my own! Thanks for sharing! http://www.lovesthefind.com
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
This is stunning! It might just be one of my favorite pieces that you’ve done. The napkin choice is so pretty!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Great transformation! Love the use of a napkin for the pattern. Mod Podge is a great invention! Visiting from Made By You Mondays.
This is adorable! Awesome job! 🙂
WOW! How creative! This looks so pretty and fresh! I don’t have a lot of luck with decopage and not getting wrinkles but this looks fabulous! Great job!
I hope you have a great day!
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Napkins? Fantastic! So pretty.
Thank you Erin!