Oct 22, 2012

Hannah's Black French Provincial Desk


My sister-in-law Hannah has been getting a bit of a room makeover lately... lucky her!  I have had the opportunity to paint some furniture for her.    The first piece I am going to share is the desk.  It was just your typical cream and gold french provincialness. 




Her room was painted a hot pink... now I know what you're thinking... eww??? Hot pink??  But it actually looks terrific... you'll just have to use your imagination, though, I photographed the desk in my own home before I brought it to her.



The shade I used was Onyx black by Glidden, but I had it tinted in Behr premium plus paint.    The top was laminate, so first I primed it with a great primer called Gripper.  Supposedly it's super great stuff... and it did seem to work pretty great for me.  As you can see in the pic below, it's for hard to stick surfaces. 



I sprayed the hardware with Rustoleum "Dark Steel"  It's in the same line as the oil-rubbed bronze that everyone loves.   

And because the drawers were painted cream and pretty marked up, I went ahead and painted them pink!


I don't always do that, but in this case, I think it was that wow factor that this desk needed!  Right after I finished this desk, I called up my mother-in-law and told her that she and Hannah had a slight problem... Hannah wasn't going to be getting her desk back!  (Don't worry... it's now happily residing in Hannah's room.)

And because she loves damask, this pretty wrapping paper is going in the drawers.


You can see her matching dresser here:


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42 comments:

  1. Cynthia I LOVE black and pink together! Such a great color combo.Looks a bit Frenchy Paris!LOVE that drawer liner too! Her room must look amazing!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. Oh my its outstanding. Do you use latex paint or oil base.

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  3. Just beautiful - and the pink draws are gorgeous, a really lovely touch!

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  4. Que preciosidad! Ha quedado de autentico lujo.Besos

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  5. that is awesome! the pop of pink is perfection!

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  6. Soooo pretty!
    Love the pop of pink and it'll so go well with your sister-in law's room,she must be so excited:)

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  7. Such a gorgeous desk! Love the colors together, and the paper in the drawers will look just beautiful!! Thanks for your visit! Now following!

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  8. I love this!! I just bought a gently used desk for my daughter and is waiting to be painted. Thanks for the tips on the paint, and I LOVE the idea to paint the drawers a different color!

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  9. Love love LOVE the pink detailing! What a fabulous idea...
    And so well executed. Gorgeous!

    Enjoy it..... you deserve it

    hugs ~ Crystelle

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  10. Those drawers are awesome! What a nice surprise when opening up a drawer. I love hot pink and black together, and it's great for a teen room.

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  11. What a transformation!! Love your end product!! And the pop of pink! So unexpected!! :) Great job!!

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  12. So pretty! I'm crazy about the pink & the damask paper inside the drawers - what a fun surprise.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  13. Getting ready to paint a desk black for my daughter's room and I just love that the drawers are pink! Thanks for sharing great idea

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  14. Hi, I'm coming over from FFF and I love your desk. The details inside and out are beautiful!

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  15. The desk looks beautiful painted black. I love the pink inside with the damask.

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  16. Black and pink--they look fantastic together! Great work.

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  17. This desk looks amazing! I'm a girl who loves pink...can't get enough of it!! And with black... it's just fabulous! Great job!

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  18. Love the pop of pink - so gorgeous with the black. Featuring your desk in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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  19. Black and pink, you can't go wrong with that combination with the girls. Great job.

    Peggy @ southscapedesigns.com

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  20. This is a stunning desk transformation--I love your use of the bold color combination! I am a lover of color!

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  21. I love the black & pink! Very cool and very chic! New follower via GFC, because I keep coming back to your blog on link parties! LOL

    Would love to have you as a follower on my blog, too! Come by for a visit!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  22. What a darling piece to start with...and your new paint finishes just made it pop. I'm sure it will look fantastic in it's new space. I may have to gets some tips from you in how to find great furniture to refinish. I have such a hard time finding good pieces in our little farming town!

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  23. You really go above and beyond in finishing furniture. The sides and insides are as fabulous as the out.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the black and what you did with the drawers is too cute! I'd like to invite you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. Hope you can stop by!
    Leslie

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  25. What a fantastic transformation! I just got a small chest of drawers and wanted to paint the inside just like this. Would you please share the pink color with us? It looks perfect! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Lisa, I wish I could share the pink paint colour with you... but it was a mistint.

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  26. Wow! What a stunning look! Great job.

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  27. Wow, this is so beautiful! That hot pink is such a wonderful surprise pop of color!
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

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  28. so pretty! LOVE the pink with the black!

    gail

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  29. Very nice! You've done a great job on this, looks brand new!

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  30. That's beautiful. I need to either replace the desk in my daughter's room or repaint it...and doing the drawers like that is just genius!

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  31. That's beautiful. I need to either replace the desk in my daughter's room or repaint it...and doing the drawers like that is just genius!

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  32. I am about to attempt my first vintage furniture refinish and will do this peekaboo color pop with a deep brown and teal. I was wondering if this is a gloss or semi gloss and if it is latex or oil base?

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  33. I love this. Yay! Now I have ideas on what to do with some of my older but sturdy furniture. Thanks!

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  34. I could really use ur advise I started a bed and it has turned into a project. I want the end result to be a glossy black I have it sanded. My question is should I use a primer before paint. My mom bought me a primer paint combo but I nervous about having brush marks. What type brush, roller do u use to get the even look. Please held I have never done this before. thank you for any advise.

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    1. For this desk, I used a paint and primer combo (Behr premium plus), but I have also used primer and then Rustoleum semi-gloss black. Which actually I liked better than the paint I used on this desk. I always use a Purdy brush,(the angled ones are great!) they are great quality and if you're careful leave very minimal brush marks.

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  35. well this is very impressive. i really feel great. you have nice thoughts.
    Top quality furniture company

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