Last week my sister-in-law brought me yet another great piece of furniture to paint. Delivered it right to my door as a matter of fact. Isn’t that fantastic?
It looks a little pink in the before photo, but that’s just a reflection from my red barn. Really it was a sort of yellowed white with gold trim. A sweet little French provincial desk. Yep, it’s a desk. You’ll see in a minute.
It was in great shape really, it just needed a little refreshing. So that is what I did using some Fusion paint.
I painted the body in Limestone and the drawer fronts in Buttermilk Cream. I absolutely LOVE the Buttermilk Cream. It’s the perfect pale yellow for those of us who want a sweet, subtle, mellow yellow. One that doesn’t scream “Wowza! Look at me! I’m yellow!”
I debated painting the hardware before I put it back on, but I decided to take the famous advice “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
It really worked beautifully with the yellow.
Remember that I said this piece is a desk? Well, you pull those two little brass knobs above the top drawer and a desk top pulls out.
How slick, right?
It’s not pulled out all the way in these photos. I think it would be the perfect size for a lap top computer if pulled out all the way.
But for my photo shoot it was the perfect spot for a vintage Boston Cook Book.
If you need a mellow yellow desk for your lap top (or your cook books), let me know. So far this one is available.