I was pleasantly surprised to see that the desk was well made and was the french style I like.
I forgot to take a before pic until after I had already got started, sorry, I always jump in and forget about the camera.
I had just finished my dresser redo and had all the materials on hand so I decided to use the same treatment on the desk. I don't really have anywhere in my house for it so I knew I was planning on selling it when I was finished.
I distressed and lightly glazed the desk and like the finished product. Definitely dresser deja vu.
On a thrifting trip this week I picked up this frame.
It was fairly large and solid wood and I had a plan for it. I have been loving the memo boards in the Ballard Designs catalog. The burlap and nail head are perfection.
I started by painting my frame a creamy white. Then I went over it with a brown glaze and wiped it off right away so it would just leave a subtle accent on the details.
I couldn't find a cork board the size of my frame so I decided to make my own. I attached a piece of foam poster board, ( I love this stuff and use it all the time!), to the frame of the old canvas that came with the frame.
Then I attached cork to the front. I wrapped the frame in burlap I picked up for $2.99 for one yard at Joanne's.
I added a few nail heads and popped it back in the frame.
I love the result! For about $12 I think it looks just as good as the Ballard board and it was well over $100 cheaper. Score!
Here it is with the desk for now.