Saturday, August 11, 2012

From Drabby to Shabby: Roll Top Desk

Here is my latest furniture makeover. 
Remember this roll top desk? 
 She's a great piece, just not my style. 


I saw her potential.  


I wasn't sure how difficult painting her would be. But I turned to my trusty Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP)in Paris Gray and started painting. A few hours later...here is how she turned out.



And the inside....


I painted the brass drawer pulls with Rustoleum Dark Bronze spray paint. I also thought it would be fun to paint the inside of the drawers in ASCP Duck Egg blue. 


And distressed.




I just adore her and all her shabby-chic glory.


My only dilemma now is do I keep her or do I sell her (gasp!)?

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Beautiful! I love the color you picked!

Mel said...

This is fantastic, I have a roll top desk to paint, was it hard getting up the top? It's what's been putting me off

houseontheway.com said...

I say "keep her!" She's gorgeous! Great job! I'd love for you to share this at my Twirl & Take a Bow linky party at www.houseontheway.com. It would make an awesome addition to the party! Hope you can stop by and join in!
Leslie

suzyq said...

This is just so incredibly beautiful - I'd have to keep her!!!
I have been trying to source something exactly like this for a customer with no luck at all
Great great job!
I'm your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you can,
Hugs,
Suzan

Erika said...

Thanks so much for commenting everyone!

@Courtney - thanks lady!

@Mel - it wasn't as hard as I thought painting the roll top part. I did take some watered down paint and a very tiny paint brush to get in the actual grooves of the rolls. Hope this makes sense! Oh - and I didn't wax the roll top but did everything else.

@Leslie - I will head on over and check our your linky party, thanks!

@Suzan - Thanks and welcome to my blog! I am heading on over your way right now....!

Mel said...

Oh good to know, thanks again for sharing and replying :)

Kristi Martone said...

Did you sand it first? What was your prep process? I am thinking of doing this to our little roll top. Any advice would be awesome!

Erika said...

@Kristi - There was no prep necessary since I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I did a quick wipe with a damp cloth to remove any dust and then got to painting. If you were going to use regular latex paint, I would imagine you would need to sand down the wood pretty well or even strip it? Hope this helps! Good luck with your project and please share the results!