Apr 1, 2012

White Desk

I found this desk at Goodwill and immediately fell in love with the hardware and molding on the top edge.

I stripped the top and stained it in Minwax Dark Walnut.

I painted the desk with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and used the clear wax.

The drawer was painted with ASCP in Duck Egg Blue.

Smokey Bear gives his approval.

I am linking to:
You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures

Not Just a Housewife - Show Me What Ya Got
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party

Elizabeth & Co. - Be Inspired Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Imparting Grace at Home
Perfectly Imperfect
No Minimalist Here - Open House Party

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone

Tatertots & Jello - Weekend Wrap Up Party
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home

The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday

Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Night Special

Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month


Sarah said...

This is beautiful! I'm speechless...I just love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! i love the molding and hardware, too!

Cynthia said...

This is just my favorite style :) I love the dark top against the white! Very nice!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

I love this restyle :) I have a desk similar to this one and it's in need of a makeover thanks for the inspiration Katie.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

It looks so clean and fresh! Love it!

The Cranky Queen said...

Just sold a desk similar that I painted a pale that you left the top stained. Thanx for sharing...visit me over at my blog palace sometimes. Tiffany

Chrissie said...

Classic and beautiful. I love the stained top.

Karena said...

What a great project Katie. I love the contrast of the wood top and the ASCP in white!

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Robin said...

Your desk looks amazing! I love out you kept the top a different color. I'm loving that look right now.

ImSoVintage said...

Love it :)

Heather said...

Hello! I am visiting from the link party at DIY design. I was so excited to see your post! I just inherited a very similar desk that I am thinking about painting white. I've never used chalk paint, but after seeing your beautiful desk, I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Smokey Bear is adorable - not not as beautiful as your desk makeover! I love how you kept the top stained, and especially like how you painted the inside of the drawers- nice touch!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What a lovely piece! Such a great paint treatment ... and the attention to detail by painting inside the drawers is impressive ...



Stephanie said...

What a find! Looks great!

Beth said...

This turned out gorgeous! You can't go wrong with Annie's Chalk paint! The kitty make a darling centerpiece, as well ;^)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Katie, what a great desk. Love the handles. Great job and love your kitty.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a great desk. I totally agree about the handles...they are beautiful. The rope trim is really different for a desk. It makes it so unique. Hope all is well with you...Happy Easter!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

I love this desk. I have one almost identical that was painted black for sons room but he has since gone more modern with glass so it sits needing a facelift. Might have to tackle it after my shows.

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks so beautiful Katie! I love the rope molding at the top. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday! :-)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You did a lovely job on painting and staining this piece, and the edge detail is just gorgeous.

Angie said...

You did a beautiful job! The stained top with the detailed molding is gorgeous. I think my favorite part are the blue drawers. A little bit of the unexpected makes it even prettier! I'm a new follower. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous, Katie! Love that rope detailing on the top and that you went with a walnut stain. I love that look.

Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday! : )

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the desk and want the kitten.

Candy said...

Gorgeous desk. I can't believe it was a Goodwill find. Congrats on that.
Im your newest follower. Please come visit me and hopefully you'll follow back? THANKS. 8-)

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Katie, what a beautiful desk. I especially love the rope detail around the desk which shows great with the stain; love that look. I just did a desk makeover, but I cut it in half. lol Not a nice one like this, though! I'm a new follower and would love it if you linked this to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on through Sunday.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love white with a wood top--just perfect. Thanks for linking up!

michele said...

gorgeous photography too!

hope you'll stop by my blog where i'm hosting a great giveaway:



Richella said...

I give my approval, too!! Your desk is absolutely stunning. Aren't you glad you didn't pass it up? Now you've got beautiful piece of furniture!

Thanks so much for linking to Grace at Home! I really appreciate it.

Elisa said...

This is stunning! Thanks for sharing!
home sweet nest

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the color contrast - just beautiful and sophisticated!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a beautiful desk! I love the molding on the edge and the dark top. Wonderful!


Sherry said...

Great job! It is beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

gail said...

that is a very pretty desk, you did a great job on it!
Love the detail on the top.
thanks for sharing at catch as catch can.

Good Time Charlie said...

Another piece of perfection. Great work!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, such a fabulous desk. I love it. You did find a keeper. Love that the top is stained and the white is beautiful. Just the right amount of distressing. Hugs, Marty

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I agree your desk looks amazing! So pretty!!

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Kahli said...

Beautiful job Katie! And look at that beautiful cat!

Angie said...

Hi Katie! I left you an earlier comment about your fabulous desk. It's beautiful!

I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger Award. Details are on my blog

Angie :)

Stephanie said...

What an awesome GW find! I love the molding too - turned out so GREAT!

Decor & Harmony said...

Sweet! I love it :) You keep those awesome projects coming.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

What a fantastic find! I never seem to have much luck (or a good eye) at Goodwill stores. The detailing around the top is beautiful!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love dark tops on furniture, like this one. Looks great!

Carey said...

How funny! I just bought a desk EXACTLY this style at a charity shop two days ago. Was thinking about going with this style re-finish and now I'm convinced it'll turn out great. Yay!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Looks so great! Love the hardware.