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Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Finished!

Remember this desk:



I saw this desk at a local antique store and automatically fell in love. I started thinking of all the different places I could put it in our home, how I could paint it, I could use it for my booths at different markets I'm going to, and how cute it would be decorated...and then..for the holidays... I just HAD to get this piece! I also loved the fact that it was the "perfect" height {or maybe I was just trying to convince myself I reALY needed this}. I walked around the store for about 5 minutes and then bought it! {I'm so glad I had my husband's truck that day}

I bought this amazing paint online that I just HAD to try out on this piece of furniture! I saw it on the Nesting Place and have talked about it ever since. I finally broke down and ordered it. Boy am I glad I did! It's called Caromal Colours: Distress for Success Kit. I bought Peppercorn & Putty. There are several other colors to choose from. This paint reminds me of Pottery Barn furniture...you know the real expensive distressed ones! Here is one for $499.


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So, with that distressed look in mind here is what I did.

First, I painted..or I should say blobbed on the furniture with peppercorn.




After I painted the desk I sanded it. Now it is time to put on the toner.



Now the piece is Finished!




Once the desk was finished I just HAD to do the desk chair.
Since I used peppercorn for the desk I wanted the chair to look a little different.
BEFORE: The chair was already painted white.


First, I blobbed peppercorn all over the chair:


Next, I put the chipping coat over the peppercorn.

Then, it was time to blob on Putty:



After Putty was painted I sanded the chair.


The last step is the toner. Here is my 4 year old, Deacon helping me with the chair. That is one thing that is great about this paint... you CAN'T mess it up!


Now it is all finished!

:: I can't wait to do my fireplace mantle ::

10 comments:

  1. you did an amazing job! love it:)

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  2. OOh! That is just beautiful!

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  3. I keep trying to comment and its not taking.. trying now via mozilla browser...

    what a transformation! I love this piece - great character and functionality... I like the chicken wire too....

    the peppercorn/putty is a great combo - really like how you changed up the finishes.. and great little helper!

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  4. Oh wow!!! So so pretty!!!!

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  5. Come do that to my hutch in the kitchen, please! Great job and I love your little helper. He can come too!

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  6. I love that paint too and want to try it on something. Your pieces came out perfect.

    I will be e-mailing you about a feature on my blog. How are things going?

    Cheri

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  7. That desk is awesome!! I just finished my first distressed piece of furniture, and will definitely look into Caromal Colours for my next project. Thanks so much...you have a new follower, I love your shop!

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  8. That looks soooo great! Patti is the bomb isn't she? You did great!

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  9. Hi Kristi...I met you at the Barn this past Saturday and we spoke about refinishing furniture so I had to check out your site! You are my inspiration...We went Antique shopping yesterday looking for a bedroom set for my 4 y/o daughter. My mother-in-law and I are pumped to try to refinish it ourself... wish us luck. Please post pictures of the fireplace when you finish...can't wait to see it! Christie

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