Thursday, February 16, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Vintage Desk-Paris Grey}

I trekked out into a very scary neighborhood to get this desk. Shhh don't tell my hubby. I am usually overly cautious when heading out on my craigslist adventures. The owner was a super nice lady that I talked to on the phone for quite a few days before we made arrangements for me to come by. I was low on good furniture and really wanted this desk and a vintage dresser she had listed. Who cares that it was over an hour away.
Obviously not me. 
Oh my.
They were in the process of moving because the house next door was a meth house.
 Oh my.
 She didn't want her kids around that 'stuff'. At least she is being a good mom? Her pregnant daughters boyfriend helped us load it up. What a big and strong 15 year old.
Oh my.
 I am sure they were doing their best to get by. Doing their best to better their situation. I am glad I decided to buy both of the pieces because I can tell they really needed the money.
 Plus I was kinda' scared to say I didn't want it.
Okay, not really.
 Meth house or no meth house I needed furniture!

My vintage desk makeover
early 1930' least that is what she told me.


                                                             Pretty Rough

                                                      Paris Grey, Dark Walnut

I decided to keep the handles just how they were, in all their old and rusty perfection.

Lightly distressed

This piece is really in amazing condition considering how old it is. I loved the old rustiness of the handles so decided to just leave them as is. I imagine it in a study with hardwood floors and lots and lots of old books. These pictures really don't do it justice, I need to take some better ones with my brand new camera!! 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Looks beautiful! That does look like a 1930's piece, great find!

  2. Love the piece! So worth the effort of getting it!
    Found you at MMS. Newest follower and would love for you to visit as well. I have 2 booths and am always looking for people that share the biz!

  3. Hi Francine!
    Geat job - so pretty! Love the dark top :o)
    I am hosting my first linky party - please come and link up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    1. Hi Stacey, thanks so much. I will head over to your blog and link up now. Thanks for the invite!

  4. That desk was totally worth that experience! It looks amazing!!!!

  5. Your work is so incredible! Very inspiring! Thank you!

  6. Love the charming tree! It would be perfect in my little girl's room redo coming wall decals