Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kitchen Desk Makeover

I found this little gem in the garage at an estate sale hiding under all the other things for sale.  I loved the enamel top, even with it's scratches and dings (you know, "perfect imperfections").  I thought this would make a great desk in a kitchen.  It could be a cute island if someone set it up on a platform.  It's 30" tall, so I think it would need a little more height to serve as an island.

I tried a new technique to get a "chippy" paint look, using Vaseline between layers.  I just put the Vaseline in spots that I wanted to show through like paint chipping.  I did that with each layer of color, trying to get a look of years of repainting.  I thought it came out pretty nice.  Anyway, here's the before and after:

Someone had already repainted this, but I think it needed some sprucing up.


And here she is!  

Here are some details of the "chippy" paint.  What do you think?


I think she looks much cheerier now!

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7 comments:

very merry vintage style said...

She sure does! That is such a pretty shade of blue. Great find & Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Jennifer said...

Very pretty! I love that color! Stopping by from Miss Mustard Seed.
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

the color is awesome!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very cute makeover.Love the table and I would have bought it, too. Thanks so much for stopping by.

sew grown said...

It looks fantastic!!

Decorating with Cents said...

Isn't it amazing how we can take something old and make it look older??? LOL It looks so chippy. Luv your work; I'll be following you. Please drop by when you can.
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Twice Nice said...

Nicely done chippy piece! I love chippy, it makes me worry less about dinging something up! Deb