When I saw this desk I thought I would never ever sell it. It was too unique, too detailed, too special, too every reason imaginable to let sell. But she did sell to an amazing woman who I know will cherish it for a long time. What more could I ask for?
This piece was originally an organ and at some point the organ parts were removed and now it's a desk.
I know cool right?!
Here she is now.
|This used to be the sheet music stand.|
And I was am idiot and somehow didn't take "after pictures" of the sides, but here's a reminder of what they looked like.
She and I spent some quality time together as I hand painted her. Most of the time I prefer to paint my pieces by hand. I love the look it gives and I love how I always learn something about the piece as I go over the details. This is one of my favorite tools for hand painting -
They're about $2 at Home Depot and they are great for a hand painted look on large surfaces. They also are great for dry brushing like I did on the detail work of this desk.
The only downer to them is that they aren't ideal for multi-project use and if you use one for too long it starts to shed a little.
But overall I loved using it and it worked phenomenally well. :)
Here she is before and again after -
(Scroll over the image to see the after)
She's painted in General Finishes (milk paint) Antique White and lightly distressed.