Sunday, March 9, 2014

French Drexel Desk in Blue

I found this gorgeous desk recently on an unexpected pick with my friend Kirsten from White Butterfly Furniture. It was probably about -10 and we were FROZEN, but it didn't stop us from getting a few great deals!



Now, I realize that this desk was in great condition. I did hesitate on if I should paint it or not, but ultimately, I decided it needed a little update. Just a little blue paint is all! Normally, I shy away from bolder colors, but I've done a lot of white and gray pieces recently, so I needed something different.












So would you have painted it or left as is?

~Allison

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12 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it- those legs are gorgeous! love this color!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love that gorgeous shade of blue! And you already know my answer - I would not have even hesitated to break out the paint!

Lynda said...

It turned out beautifully, but I would not have had the courage to paint such a lovely piece in what appeared to be in great condition! Kudos to you!

Julie Workman said...

I LOVE the blue, and that CHAIR! I neeed a chair like that!

Jamie K. said...

That's G O R GEous!!!! Beautiful!

Susie R said...

this is beautiful. can i ask what products you use? and your techique. i love to paint but it always looks generic.

Laurena Mac said...

When I scrolled down to see the after picture, I swooned!! Love the blue and it shows off the table's beautiful shape. :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Such a pretty blue! I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I, too, would've hesitated to paint such a beautiful piece, but it turned out to be even more beautiful! You are a master with the wax...it's a lovely finish. ~Zuni

Jan said...

I'm generally not a fan of painting furniture but the blue you picked really makes the gorgeous desk top show to its best advantageous. Visiting from Shabby Nest.

irisabbey said...

I am glad you painted it because it is gorgeous. You did a super job, and you had a beautiful piece to start with. I saw your link at The shabby Nest link party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Siggie said...

The desk is beautiful, I love the color!
~Siggie