Monday, May 24, 2010

The "French" Desk

I found this little desk at a local thrift store and decided it was a great piece to adopt and give a new home and life.

I decided that it needed a little personality and since my youngest son is a French student, I decided to give it a little French twist. I painted it black and finished the top with a golden color."

Translated, the top of the desk says ( And I hope I remember this correctly!)...

"One day a lady who loved her two sons very much found a little desk. She painted the desk and secretly wrote that she loved her sons very much. Her sons laughed at her painted desk until they realized it was an expression of her love for them. Then they loved the desk too."

I refinished the handles as well. I think it turned out great. I've kept it in my living room/dining room combo. It's the perfect spot for a small accent piece like this.

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Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...
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Really Rainey said...

You Did such a great job on the desk and I especially love the fact that you put that beautiful message in French on top!


Allison Shops said...

Great job - the top is a perfect choice.
Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a truly wonderful transformation. So creative and clever!

Haverford House said...

Love how your desk turned out! The message on top is very touching! ~Marcy

Amanda K said...

That turned out great!! I love such cute transformation.

Marti said...

It looks great. How did you do it?

Mom2boys said...

Marti and all... Thanks for your comments. I painted the desk black and then painted the top of the desk with a metallic spray paint. I think it's called cafe au lait. I painted the hardware with the same color. Once the top was dried I used a paint pen to write the story.

Oh... I do NOT know French so I went online and used a translation site to get the French version.

I added a coat of polyurethane to the top to protect it a bit.

Hope that helps! It was so easy!