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