My dad left yesterday to head back to Florida. I did want to show you one of his projects while he was at my house. You may remember the $15 garage sale desk that I posted a few days ago. It had good "bones" but was certainly dated. My dad had never done a Shabby project, but I think he did a great job.
He started by removing the wooded knobs and sanding the entire desk. Next came 3 coats of white paint.
It went a bit against his instincts to then sand off some spots in the paint, but he did it. A clear glaze was applied after the rough spots were added.
I ordered new glass knobs from Anthropologie. My four knobs with shipping cost twice as much as the desk, but they really gave it the look I wanted. The desk is in my daughter's room, which is gradually becoming my office since she is so rarely home.
The knobs are a sea glass color (mint)
and perfect with the coverlet for the daybed.
I also wanted to share my new to me bookends. Dad and I went to an area furniture store for their tent sale on Friday. The birds had come unglued from the birdbaths, so I got these for $1. A drop of glue and they are perfect for the corner of my "new" desk. My real bargain (the best I've ever gotten) I will post tomorrow...stay tuned!
I am linking today with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Met Monday. There are so many great projects listed each week.
I only wish I had time to read them all! Make sure you visit her!
I'm also joining Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
I hope you will pop in and say hello to her!