Friday, October 18, 2013

Furniture Friday - a Desk for a boy

I love painting furniture and turning something that looks tired into something that can be used again for years to come

I love the Shabby Chic finish but a lot of Shabby Chic furniture is very fancy and girlie to say the least, you know what I mean, all frilly and pink and off white, with ornate distressing

I felt that we needed to represent the boys in some great furniture revivals

and so here is a "Desk for a boy"

First I painted it in a grey, gun metal paint tone and antiqued it to give it depth and an industrial feel

its kinda what I call shabby industrial with a bit of distressing thrown in for good measure

Shabby chic for boys

Here is the before.... how it looked when I got it. Sad and dated and a little scratched up, but with great strong bones and a ton of life still left to live another few years

So again, here is the finished results

It is in a little boys room, and I can imagine him doing his homework at the desk with his action figures and Lego's on the shelves

Desk and chair

Industrial painted desk and chair

Yes, lets do more Shabby chic furniture for boys


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1 comment:

  1. Love the new look of all three pieces, wow what a difference from the way they use to look, wow so cool...


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