I had to take a break from particle board furniture and find a few pieces of solid wood to work on this week.
I started with this beautiful antique writing desk. I love the small size and the pull out work surface.

Antique Lift Top Writing Desk - before

Antique Lift Top Writing Desk – before

It’s perfect for today’s down sized spaces and a great place to hide all those must have electronics. This is such a pretty desk that all it took to dress it up was a couple coats of white paint, a lovely stencil, and some dark wax to show off all it’s great details.

Antique Writing Desk - After

Antique Writing Desk – After

Next was this old shadow box. I love the original gold trim, which is in great condition, so I taped it off to protect it before I painted the rest white.

Shadow Box - Before

Shadow Box – Before

The color and diamond design on the trim was the inspiration for the design on the plywood backing.

Shadow Box - After

Shadow Box – After

The last project I call big, bold and beautiful. This antique dresser is huge and heavy but has such great lines. Just look at those legs…and it has casters, yay!

Antique Dresser - Before

Antique Dresser – Before

It was in great condition but that brown color was just “blah” so I livened it up with red paint and ornate hardware then added stripes to the top. This low dresser would be great for a large flat screen TV that all those men love but you’ll need his muscles to lift it.

Antique Dresser - After

Antique Dresser – After