One of my favorite Goodwill finds of the summer was a desk at Goodwill. Even though the finish was is rough shape, I was immediately drawn to it because of the pretty scrollwork on the front and also because of the unique design of the drawer pulls.
After giving the desk a good cleaning, making some repairs, and a lot of sanding, I was ready to paint this pretty lady. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in both Everlasting and Vintage on this piece. Ralph Lauren Metallic Finish Paint was dry brushed on both the scrollwork and on the medallions behind the drawer pulls. The entire piece was sealed with Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish. I love the combination of these three colors.
This desk originally came from Sears. When I researched Harmony House, I discovered that Sears carried all sorts of products marketed under this brand from 1940 to 1969.
Shortly after I finished painting the desk, I discovered the chair that I painted to match it at our local Habitat Restore. I really liked its design and it’s actually pretty comfortable to sit on. My mom told me that it looks like chairs that teachers used to have long ago, so perhaps it originated in a school. I painted it to match the desk and to me they look like they were always a pair.
Here you can better see the pretty scrollwork on the front of the desk.
Mr. SP is now feeling much better and helped me take this desk to my shop at Blue Sky Cottage over the weekend. I hope that someone will soon fall in love with it and give it a good home. But to tell you the truth, if it doesn’t sell, I won’t be sad because I’d like to keep it for myself!
If you like this makeover, I’d love for you to pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest for others to discover.
I received my August Stitch Fix box last week and will share the contents later this week. Also stay tuned for a fun giveaway coming up at the end of the week!
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