A Study in Short

This is the shortest post I have ever done.  At least in sharing furniture.

I of course forgot the before picture.  Emma gave me this adorable desk.  It looked something like this:

I was on a CeCe Caldwel’s Michigan Pine kick.  Started with my 1st layer of watered down Virignia Chestnut.

Finished with Michigan Pine.  A nice sand out with 320, 220 for distressing.  Clear Wax and Dark wax finished it off.

I love it.  Hope you do too.


Study – the desk, short-the post.  Get it?  My husband will be rolling his eyes when he sees this.  My humor definitely runs to the corny.

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  1. Love it! What did you do to the hardware? Those look green, too?
    xo Heidi

  2. Short and sweet – and that’s my childhood furniture which still sits in my old bedroom!

  3. Looks beautiful Karen, nice shade of green!

  4. I do love it~you did a fabulous job, and I am totally loving that shade of green!

  5. You dork :D I never even paid attention to the post title so when I read the ending I’m like ~ what? huh? Took me a minute, but I caught on to your cleverness:) Where do you score all these cool french pieces??? LOVE them, love the finishes you put on them and you’re pretty cute to boot!! Have a great week ~ Shelly

  6. You’ve done it again Karen! Love the finished desk. Sometimes a photo says everything.


  7. great job – love that shade of green. Your distressing is just the right amount. good job

  8. I like the result.

  9. Love that!! You are just one talented lady!

  10. :) It might have been a short post but it was a fun one to read! And another great makeover!

  11. Cute! I have that exact same desk sitting in my garage, currently a soft grey and blue. The green is gorgeous!

  12. Love the desk and your humor! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a cool desk! Love the contrast of the dark color with the feminine lines!

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