Monday, July 21, 2014

A rustic black desk

Another week another day, a furniture makeover to share today.
My absolute favourite black paint #generalfinishes lamp black, makes another appearance today.
I use a bright location to photograph my pieces and always notice it sometimes makes the black finishes appear swirly but this paint is BLACK! and I used furniture wax instead of poly this time. It looks like Pottery Barn furniture. I love love it and Trevor just wants to paint everything black every time I use this paint. I keep walking back into the garage to look at it because it looks so nice now.

This desk used to be my grandfathers and is going to now be my sister-in-laws vanity. It was previously a tired maple finish with wood frill pieces attached to the top. I replaced the hardware with bone knobs and love the combination. 





i went with a lab, library styling on this piece and the glasses resting on the book actually belonged to my grandfather as well.









BEFORE




Have a great day everyone,


Meg



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20 comments :

  1. Wow, the transformation is amazing! I love this so much! Black is back baby. lol!

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    1. i have to agree gigi. it is back and just helps make all of the lovely white interiors look grounded.

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  2. That turned out beautiful, it looks so expensive now. Great job!!! Pinning

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  3. I'm loving black furniture at the moment. Looks amazing. x J

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  4. Love it! The color and knobs are beautiful together!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  5. Love it! Especially with the bone knobs! Did you make the knobs or find them somewhere?

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    1. the bone knobs were from hobby lobby quite awhile ago and i am hoping they still carry them when i go over to pick up some more.

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  6. Love this! We have my mother-in-law's maple bedroom furniture and I have been kicking the black idea around for awhile. This just confirms it! Where can I get that paint? Gorgeous!

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    1. hi peggy. the lamp black general finishes paint is hands down my favourite as i said. it is easy to work with, no guess work and can be finished with poly for more gloss or wax for a satin matte look. rocker woodworking carries the entire line in the USA, plus you can check their website for independent retailers. in canada we can go to lee valley stores but they are not close to me and don't ship online so i travel over the border.

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  7. While black is not my favorite color, I love how this old-desk-turned-vanity looks. Using the bone knobs is perfectly attuned with how you styled the piece, reminiscent of British colonial. You have to show your sister-in-law the piece styled like this. Fantastic job!

    Judith

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    1. black IS one of my favourites used in moderation to help ground spaces. i guess that is why we all get along so well in blogland, lots of different inspiration and ideas, i really appreciate your nice comment. thanks and she will see it this way but i'm sure has other plans involving makeup and hair products. lol.

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  8. Great job!! Love it, it's amazing what you can do with a lot of work and patience! I am a woodworker so I know the work involved. Check out my site sometime!

    Michael :)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/mywork-2/

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  9. Loving this makeover. Hadn't had the courage yet to do a black desk. Needs to be next on my list :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Meg, your styling is beautiful. I especially love the round beaker (I know this is not the technical name!) with the casual foliage. LOVE.

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    1. this coming from the lady that just cracked it out of the park with those end tables. a true compliment from a sharer of taste. have a great weekend.

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  11. Love this and it inspired me to drive an hour today to pick up some Lamp Black. Did you sand or prime it first?

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    1. prime no, sand yes. i almost always sand first because i want adhesion and i sell a lot of my pieces. i can't take the chance that some paints won't stick and waste my time. the lamp black is my favourite. i love how it looks everytime.

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  13. Love, love, love this! I've used the General Finishes Java Gel Stain over a year ago and I love how it has held up! Love seeing old pieces given new life, especially when you have a family history to go along with it!

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