Monday, August 15, 2011

Paris Grey Vanity/Desk

Megan decided to tackle a second vanity and the result is absolutely gorgeous!




This one had been hiding out in the garage since last fall. I picked it up at a barn sale. And it even has a matching dresser that you will see soon.



Except for a few veneer issues, it was in great shape.




Originally a vanity, it had the holes on the top to attach a mirror. But Megan decided it would make the perfect desk.



After a little repair work with wood filler and a light sanding, she gave the body of the desk two coats of Paris Grey chalk paint and the drawers got two coats of Old White. I know they say you don't have to sand before using the chalk paint, but we think it's a good idea to at least go over your piece lightly with a sanding sponge.





After painting, Megan distressed lightly and went over the whole piece with clear wax.



The details on this piece are just lovely!









And we're in love with this color combination!


























Don't you just love anything on cute little wheels?









Megan says this is her favorite project so far. She might not be able to part with this one.





She's on the lookout for the perfect little chair. And she already has her eye on some pretty fabric in grey, white and yellow.




Their new apartment will have an office space. Liam has a big chunky boy desk. Megan just might need a pretty girly desk. Hmmm, I'll let you know what happens.






Great job Megan! This one is stunning!

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58 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful! love the color combo. and she did a fabulous job with the distressing- she's a pro already! must have a really good teacher! :)

Sandy said...

Megan's quite creative! This is gorgeous!!!

Paula said...

Amazing! Love the color combo!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Meagan did an outstanding job on this piece...love the color combo! I'm working with these two colors this week on a few pieces. Hope to see ya at NTT tonight:)

Blessings,
Linda

Katie said...

Beutiful color combo and distressing! Very pretty lines and details.

The Painted Parlor said...

Aw, it's so precious!! I don't think I could part with it either!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Oh, I'd keep it! Love the color combo and the painted hardware, too! Barn sale restyling at it's finest. Great job.

xoxo
Kathleen

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your painting buddy is doing great work! It's lovely.

kathie said...

Gorgeous! I don't blame her for not wanting to part with it :)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Megan is a natural! It looks awesome!

Allison said...

It's beautiful! I love the combination of the two colors and all of the detail. I think I'd keep that one, too! It's got a lot of style.

Terry said...

Really pretty. I am so glad that you posted this because I just ordered Paris Grey to go with my Old White!!!

Gwendolyn said...

Love it!! Does Megan paint for a living? She has a gift here.
Blessings~

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love it! Don't you just love chalk paint? Found you via Shades of Amber and have become your newest follower. Feel free to pop over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-and-goodwill-most.html

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Kudos to Megan! She has such a flair with the paintbrush. You ladies "rock."

A Few Pennies said...

So pretty; I'm loving the gray on walls and furniture these days. It's so classy and soothing to look at. Great job.

Laura Lee said...

Just beautiful! I love this color combo!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great. Love the colors. I just ordered Paris Gray and can't wait to see it in person.

A Lived in Home said...

It's gorgeous! The color combo is so soothing! Come check me out-
www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

Christine said...

That is so gorgeous!! I love it. Now if I could only score pieces like that I would be in business!!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Would you come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party and I would love to feature it next week!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love the color combination! Beautiful piece! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Pamela said...

Just lovely! I am currently using Chateau Gray and Old White on an armoire for our guest room.

c.w.frosting said...

Great color combination! Beautiful details on this piece!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is lovely. So tell me...what really is the best wax to use?

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful. I have a couple of pieces I need to refinish, it is just too hot here to do any of that right now!! Happy VTT!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Vintage Whimsy said...

That's quite the transformation!! I have a couple of buffets and sideboards that need an update! Did you get this at a barn sale in Mt. Airy?

Mom Walds Place said...

Very nice indeed. It appears delicate, but sturdy at the same time.

Brooke said...

That looks great! I'm loving all things gray right now! :)

LV said...

What a great transformation in that "desk" with a little tender care and love.

C. Joy said...

I may 'borrow' your color scheme - have an old dresser that needs perking up. How long did it take you to settle on the colors? That seems to be the hardest thing for me. Thanks for the ideas.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Sharon, I agree this is fabulous, great job! thanks so much for linking up to VIF!
xoxo Debra

Curtains In My Tree said...

Gorgeous little dresser and i really like the 2 tone look. I never have done a 2 tone

hope she finds the little chair soon

Chrissie said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the two tone look!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love it....the colors are perfect together. I need to check out this chalk paint!

very merry vintage style said...

It's gorgeous Elizabeth; I love the wheels! Thanks for adding this post to my Share the Love Wednesday link party!
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WhyCuzICan said...

Megan comes thru for you again- lovely desk :)

Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
Smiles,
Suzanne in IL

Jennifer said...

Megan did a great job - it's gorgeous! I featured this today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-im-in-love-trash-to-treasure.html

- Jenn @ Social Salutations

Lindsay said...

Wow, Megan did a fantastic job! The detail on it is really something! SO much went into this beautiful piece!

I would love to have you share this at my first link party--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

Katherines Corner said...

oh my goodness! Is it wrong that I want you to bring this to my house asap? LOL. giggle. I love it. It is perfect. Big Hugs!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sharon...

Ohhh my...your desk turned out sooo very beautiful! I love the old Paris gray and mixed with the creamy white...well, it's just gorgeous!!! This piece really does have beautiful lines to it! It will make a lovely desk! Such a beautiful redo...thanks for sharing it with us today!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Super cute! We say she takes the girly desk & leaves the big boy one behind :) but that's just our opinion!!

niartist said...

WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

See you soon, I hope!
Artie

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Wonderful job, ladies! It looks gorgeous!

classic • casual • home said...

Very pretty. I love that she used two colors.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL piece!! LOVE the wheels on the legs too! Paris Grey is next on my list to try -- love how it looks with the white.

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Wow! What a transformation!! I just finished painting the bottom of my kitchen cabinets grey & have extra paint left! Using it for a desk makeover is a great idea!! Beautiful job!! :)
{I'd love to hear what you though of my grey kitchen makeover... here's the link if you want: http://shapedbygracelife.blogspot.com/2011/08/budget-kitchen-makeover.html} Thanks so much!! :):) Thanks for sharing your desk & for the inspiration! :) xo, Reannah

Kahli said...

Exquisite! Great job, I love the two colors together. Just found your blog via a link party. :)

http://designpardeux.com

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

so pretty.

At The Picket Fence said...

So, so gorgeous! I love the two different tones and she did a fabulous job on this one for sure. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Twigs and Twirls said...

Beautiful just beautiful !!

-mandy said...

This is gorgeous! Giving me great ideas for my daughter's room.. Her favorite color is blue!
Thanks for sharing!

Sunla Designs said...

I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I have a vanity that could be a matched set with this, but my hubby won't let me paint it. Maybe after seeing this he will change his mind!

By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

http://sunla-designs.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaways

Lisa!
Your newest follower!

Jenn Erickson said...

Megan did such a beautiful job. Gosh, you are all such a talented bunch! You have an eye for picking diamonds in the rough, and excel at making them really shine!

Jenn

kimberly.labate said...

have you ever seen the antiques roadshow?

im a faithful watcher, love it.

many a tme, painting, or even refinishing a good piece of furniture is to devalue it.

it is quite lovely, but i thought it was quite lovely even before the paint....why oh why do people feel the need to paint everything??...why cant we allow a beautiful piece of craftsmanship made with quality wood ever speak for itself?

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow this is gorgeous! What a transformation. I'd love it if you would check out my blog, I'm having a giveaway for a Dremel Trio!

gail said...

beautiful vanity megan! I love the outcome.
gail