Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Writing Desk in White

Desk. Before. 

I really wanted to paint the cubbies inside the desk, but knew they needed to be removed to get decent coverage with the paint.  So, I removed the back panel and the staples holding the cubbies in place.  Easy. Peasy.  

They were still a bugger to paint...but so worth it.  

Desk. After. 

Isn't she pretty?  

I used Pure White by ASCP, distressed and waxed it.  
The handles were given new life with a little antique bronze paint. 

i think distressing a piece brings out all the 
details that were hidden in the wood. 

The inside of the desk looks just perfect...
so glad I made the extra effort and pulled the cubbies out.  

Look at these little feet.  Adorable. 

This piece was done for a new client of ours!  

Soul Interiors is a Home ReDesign and Home Staging company in Bismarck, ND.  The owner, Leslie Eckert, will be opening a store in the near future and has 
asked Heather and I to paint some pieces for the it.  

Leslie has dropped off a number of unique items and we will be posting 
pictures of them all. We are excited about this opportunity and we will certainly let you know where and when Soul Interiors will be opening.  

Visit the Soul Interiors website here.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. That is one sweet desk! It just looked like a big brown blob in the before photo! What a difference!

    1. Thank so much. I think it's adorable too...wish I could keep it. Thanks for visiting our blog.

  2. I am a sucker for cubbies! I love deciding just what should go into which cubby. I am easily entertained!

  3. Your desk is so pretty now! I have painted cubbies before, too, and yes they were definitely tricky... but worth it!

  4. This is amazing! I applaud you for painting the cubbies, they are certainly a pain but it looks great! I would love for you to come join us at my Thrifty Friday Party! Hope to see you soon!

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  5. I just bought the same desk and wondered if you had to sand it before painting? It looks wonderful and I hope to have the same results! steph