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I bought this desk with the intention of transforming it months ago. It sat in my storage ready for someone to claim it for the longest time. I think the lines and details are beautiful but it may have been the sad looking before and the missing/mismatched hardware that kept anyone from snagging it.
I really wanted to paint it but I just couldn’t decide on the perfect color for it. Looking through some of my inspiration blogs I found several gorgeous gray pieces, none of them were desks but I thought gray would be perfect.
Also, I had a left over chair from another project so I decided to pair them up and make them a set. I didn’t want it to be just solid gray so I primed it white so a little bit of it would show when I distressed the piece.
Selecting the hardware wasn’t easy either. The hobby lobby close to me never has enough of the knobs I need. I needed 10 knobs for this particular desk. I though the porcelain rose knobs would be perfect.
After going to 3 different Hobby Lobby locations, I finally rounded up enough of them. After I got them home, I realized that it was too much! So back to the drawing board. I remembered that I saw some itty bitty porcelain knobs the same color as the rose knobs so I had to go retrace my steps and go back to two hobby lobby locations this time.
The new upholstery for the chair proved to be yet another challenge. I wanted a very soft gray and white print. Of course… I couldn’t find it! After several stores, I “settled” for a very simple white thick fabric. I said settled because at the time I didn’t feel that it would be the best choice for the set. Wrong again… the white fabric proved to be the perfect color and texture to coordinate with the knobs and the little bit of white peeking through the distressing.
Once the set was finished, all the time spent and driving around and looking for “just the perfect” color, hardware and fabric, was worth it! This desk is one of my favorite pieces! It is one of those that it is going to be hard to let go.
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