Inspired by this romantic month, I opted for pink and a bit of floral, and this may be a first. I can't remember painting anything pink before. My girls aren't fans of the color pink, so I haven't had the opportunity. And they certainly don't care for flowers.
As usual, I am amazed by the magic of General Finishes Gel Stain. I used an old t-shirt to apply a thin coat of gel stain all over the dark lower section, to blend away the hate scratches and revive the overall finish. I sealed my work with a coat of GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin, my personal favorite top coat.
For hardware, I was down two original knobs, so I used the remaining "good ones" on top, simply painted the same pink, and purchased two simple unfinished wooden knobs (for .79!), and stained those with the same Java Gel Stain. The goal was to make the hardware blend in.
Here is something exciting and new! I have a place to take my furniture when it's fixed and beautiful and my therapy is complete. As much as I love the process of improving furniture, my house is full, and fixing furniture does not lend itself to my new fledgling minimalist ideals and the whole effort to have less stuff. Enter my friend Amanda. We met and immediately connected at a conference last summer. We have this whole Converse, Birkenstock, ripped jeans, and Jack White thing that sparked the friendship, certainly firmed up by more important things. But every friendship has to start somewhere, right?
Amanda lives in the next state over. (that would be Kentucky) Not so close that we can have coffee every morning, dang it, but close enough that I can hop in the car for a mind-clearing drive and spend a few hours in her company, which always leaves me feeling energized and glittery. Because she throws glitter at people. Literally and figuratively. A few months ago she opened The Georgetown Makery and an attached store, by and for makers, Magpie at The Makery, with her best friend, Stacey. My girls might not want a two-toned modern pink desk, but perhaps someone who shops at Magpie will. This piece and others will be there soon!
Care to see what my friends have been up to in the past month?
58 Water Street- An Old Desk Gets a Modern Pink Makeover
J Burns Designs- Cass Toy Chest
Just the Woods- Reupholstered Painted Vanity Seat
Thirty Eighth Street- Scandinavian Inspired Nightstands
Lynn Fern- Pitch Black Buffet Makeover
That Sweet Tea Life- A Fireplace Fabulous,.. With SPiT