Remember my ‘find of the day’ from the MacGrove sales?
I love the delicate proportions of this pretty little desk. Or at least I am calling it a desk. It could be a console table, or a dressing table.
I had originally envisioned a refinished wood top with a chippy white base. But after I’d stripped two layers of paint off the top, I realized that I didn’t like the ‘wood top look’ with the more French looking details on this piece. So after all of that work, I sanded it down and painted the whole thing grey. This is approximately a 50/50 mix of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Trophy and Schloss.
And I ended up with no chipping at all. Once again the ability to predict chippy-ness eludes me. I knew I wouldn’t get any chipping on the freshly stripped top, but I thought for sure that painting over existing paint would result in some chipping. Nope.
You can see that I added a bit of Little Billy Goat Gold Leaf goat stick to the details
and also to the drawer pulls. Aren’t these pretty?
I’ve played on the classic Grecian urn motif on the hardware, the drawer front and the cross piece at the bottom by hanging my favorite gold framed mirror above it for my photos.
These two pieces pair up so nicely that I’ve decided to offer the mirror along with the desk.
I never thought I would part with this mirror, but it seems like they belong together.
I almost hate to put a chair in front of this because I feel like it would cover up all of the pretty details. Maybe it would be better as a console table in a foyer after all.
What do you think?