Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yellow Desk

While out yardsaling, I came upon this pretty desk. I love going to yard sales but I think most of us were jumping the gun on this day because it was bitter cold.  The wind went right through me, so I quickly grabbed this desk, stuffed it in my suv and headed home.  Later a client saw the desk in my shop and she loved it, thinking that it would be perfect for a scrap booking desk.  At first she wanted it a bright red and then she decided that a happy yellow would be just as good.


I really enjoy doing pieces that the client gets to make all the decisions.  She chose cornbread yellow, with dark walnut stain for the top, very little distressing, and wanted the hardware painted.  Sounded good to me!


                          Doesn't the vinyl table cloth add a bit of class to all my make overs?

Here's the finished look, and it did turn out to be a perfect scrapbooking table.

She wanted it lightly distressed, and I used wipe on poly for the finish.

Min Wax dark walnut stain on the top and Min Wax rub on poly for the finish.

She was such a fun client and I'm looking forward to working with her again.

Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and new follower's as well.



  1. Absolutely love this. Gave you a *like* on the Shabby Nest link party as this was my favourite!

  2. This looks great! I'm in love with the two-tone! Great color choices. I’d love it if you’d link up to TA-DA TUESDAY <3 from your newest follower I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
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  3. Im in love with this piece too, totally gorgeous colour, oh everything about it is perfect!

  4. Looks great!! New follower! Would love if you would come and visit us at too!

  5. What an excellent job you did! Hey! I found you through the link up Saturday! I am your newest follower in all capacities! Check out my post if you get a chance! Amber

  6. That is a very sweet desk and I'm a big fan of yellow! Thanks so much for joining the party!

  7. I'm in the process of redoing a desk and was debating between yellow or blue..... yellow just took the lead *grin*

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  8. I have been doing EVERTYTHING blue, and It is nice to see Yellow! So cute!

  9. I LOVE my scrapbooking table. I am so lucky that I actually own this table!! I use it for sewing too. It isn't the best height for that, maybe someday I will stumble across a sewing table that you can refinish for me. :)

    1. I would love doing one for you, I know you'll pick a really fun color and that's always fun to do.