Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Little White Desk

I can't tell you how it frustrates me to wake up on a Saturday morning to an overcast day.
It took me days to photograph the kitchen because it was cloudy. 
I am not sure how the bloggers in the Pacific Northwest get anything photographed!
Well, since I can't take pictures until the sun comes out, I will catch you up on what  has been going on around here.
After we got the cabinets painted
the kitchen desk looked off. 

It was cute but the medium maple color didn't go with either the table or the cabinets.
It matched my old squeaky table perfectly.

I could re-stain the top dark and paint the bottom black to go with our new table and chairs 

paint the whole thing white.
I had  a few other pieces of  furniture I could have put in this spot. 
But this little desk is a perfect place for cokes when we are entertaining.

I opted for the white to bring the color of the cabinets over to the other side of the room.

I will bring the dark of the table over to toward the stairs in the great banister makeover. 
I think I am going dark on the banister and white on the rails. 
Back to the desk.
I sanded it lightly and primed. 
I think I have said this before.
I don't really distress furniture.
If I am taking the time to paint it, I want the finish to be nice and crisp.
I have enough distressed old furniture in this house.
It will get dinged and scratched eventually, so I'll enjoy it looking new for a while.
I hit the brass pulls with Rustoleum Metallic in Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I started this project when I got home from school. It was finished and drying by about 7:00 p.m.

  The color is White Duck by Sherwin Williams.
It is Oil Based Enamel in a satin finish.

 If I get tired of the white I can always refinish this at a
Iater date. It is 60's Ethan Allan. Not precious, but not junk either.

I think the banister is next on the agenda.
I'm not looking forward to that.
Sprinkled with white paint,
Linking with,
Savvy Southern Style
Time Travel Thursday
French Country Cottage
Cozy Little House
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Your kitchen is gorgeous and the desk looks great painted white also. Great job. Beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

  2. It sure is pretty painted white, add a French country touch, but I'm a sucker for natural stained furniture as well, and I liked it in its original color - You made it look terrific in your little nook ;-)

    1. Thank you, I have plenty of stain elsewhere and the finish on top wasn't in the best of shape. I wouldn't have painted it if it had been an antique. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. You did a wonderful job! I can relate to what you said about not distressing furniture-give it time and it will be anyway.


  4. Darling makeover! Love the chair too! Good job.

  5. Your white desk looks great with your white cabinets. Very pretty!
    Mary Alice

  6. The desk looks perfect! LOVE your home!