House of Miniatures Chippendale Desk

by brae  

I have my final layout for furnishings figured out, and I need a desk!  :D  I'm working with a House of Miniatures Chippendale Desk kit.

I built the desk without modification and painted it black to start.   I sanded the finish smooth and then planned to add two coats of a lighter color, sanding to pull the black through in areas.  But, now I'm torn.  I love the distressed finish!  :O

I could seal it as is to deepen the black and preserve the rustic look.  I think for now I will leave it and decide later.  :]

By the way, I have a project in progress on the sewing portion of my blog if you'd like to see what else I do to stay in the creative spirit.  :]

9 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Oooooh, yes. Love that distressed look. What a pleasant surprise!!
11/05/13 @ 21:29
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Love the distressed look. Gives it quite a different look. A more 'relaxed' piece of furniture.
11/05/13 @ 22:40
Comment from: thea [Visitor]
Nooit eraan gedacht om op deze manier de mebels van The Hosue of Mininatures te bewerken. Mooi geworden. Groetjes Thea
11/06/13 @ 00:22
Comment from: April [Visitor]
I can see why you're having a tough time changing it, it does look great as is :)
11/06/13 @ 05:34
Comment from: Iris March [Visitor]  
This is my personal opinion. Well, I guess I am the odd-man-out here. I don't like the black--I don't mind distressed, though. I like wood as "wood" if that makes sense. Cheers, Iris
11/06/13 @ 09:28
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
What a beautiful distressed finished ! I love it, it looks very natural and well done. The black looks perfect like this ! (I would keep it like this, obviously !)
11/06/13 @ 10:27
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]
Hi Brae! I have to admit I'm curious what it would look like painting it as you originally planned :-) I love what you are making on your other blog and can't wait to see your hat! Hope you still get to use your spinach :-0 Susan
11/06/13 @ 10:48
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D I do have another one of these kits. I can always revisit the original plan on that kit. :yes: And, the spinach is still good! :))
11/06/13 @ 10:56
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
I Love it in black, Brae! But I like dark furniture... I painted my own RL hutch in black! I know light furniture colors are fashionable... but I think they look a bit unnatural... Of course it would be fun to see what it looks like with your original idea on the other kit...! And ultimately it depends a lot on what other pieces and colors you will be using with it. Your sewing project is Awesome! What fun to have a dress-up party to look forward to!
11/07/13 @ 18:09


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