Friday, August 15, 2014

Curbside Find: French Desk in Typewriter Milk Paint

So every time I find a curbside piece, I get so overly excited that it's embarrassing. Sure, this piece looked great on the curb, but someone had cut off 2 of the back legs (on purpose!) in order to make it fit in a tight spot. Who does this? And if it's you, please stop. In my next life, I will write a blog called "Crimes Against Furniture".

I didn't even take a before pic of this desk because it went straight to my father-in-law. Quite frankly, I wasn't even sure HE could fix it...and he can fix most anything.

It took him three solid days of measuring, cutting, routering and whatever else he does, to make this desk back to functional. He did an amazing job!

Another vendor at Carver Junk Company challenged me to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter. Aimee at The Vintage Estate does a lot of black/gray/white pieces...and I use a lot of color, so it was a good challenge.

So here she is...a solid, good sized, French desk in black. Available at Carver Junk Company August 20-24.






~Allison

3 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is a charming desk and very sophisticated in black! And how wonderful to have your very own furniture repair expert!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Crimes against Furniture - LOL!! I have seen some stuff that would qualify...but not this desk! Beautiful job Allison!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it was worth the save!!!! so gorgeous- i love the color on it, too- perfect!