February 23, 2013

Custom Desk in Winter Surf

I recently finished a custom desk for a new client. I love how this desk turned out and the color is so bright and cheerful. I'm looking at a snow covered yard as I type this and this desk really makes me look forward to warmer weather.


I really missed the color blue. I feel like I haven't painted anything blue in a long time and this piece came out great. 
The color is Winter Surf by Behr and I used a black glaze to darken the color a little. Before I glazed the color was more of a Tiffany blue. 
I used homemade chalk paint, distressed around the edges, glazed, sprayed the pulls that were on there and sealed with wax. 
I also sanded the top and stained it (in the before picture the top had already been sanded). 

My client is also having an old dresser re-purposed into a TV stand that will be a few shades darker than the desk. I hope to share that piece with you guys in the next few weeks. 

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  1. I think you have convinced me to glaze my teal dresser. I was himming and hawing, but I love how the desk looks. Love the dark stained top with the blue.

  2. Hi Helen, love the blue! Looking forward to this white stuff to melt away soon!

  3. Nothing like blue with natural wood...nothing. Lovely work!

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  4. I really like the color that you picked. Blues are so fun and refreshing! Gorgeous makeover!

  5. awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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  6. So pretty! I can't seem to stop painting everything blue these days....but colors like that make it hard to resist!

  7. Gorgeous! I love that color;) Visiting from HSA2Z!

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  9. This is an absolutely beautiful desk! Wonderful job! :)

  10. Amazing re-do! Love the color :)

    Blessings & hugs ...

  11. Beautiful makeover. I really love the color. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  12. Such a pretty color! Love it with the dark top and black pulls--beautiful!

  13. Love it! I wish I would have found this project yesterday. I would have featured it in my paint list. : )
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  14. OMG...this is amazing! So love all that you do!