Monday, February 27, 2012


Good Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was blessed with wonderful people, pleasant weather, and fun activities. 

I have a fun finish from the weekend to share today.  This piece served as a desk for us for a time, and just never really fit in after we moved.  I finally decided it was time to freshen it up and let it move away...well at least I can hope it will find a new home. 
The Harlequin pattern isn't something new.  You can find it all over blog land and Pinterest.  While this desk has a lot going for it already, this large top needed something special.
I love the effect this pattern gives on the desk top.  It just says classic to me.  I will say it is not exactly simple, but I found several really good tutorials and tools out there to help you figure out your measurements.  I did look them over and knew they were there, and then just threw caution to the wind and winged it.  Wonder where I got that from?  (Mom!)
Lucky for me it mostly turned out!  The desk is painted in Annie Sloan French Linen.  The harlequin design was painted on with a metallic silver leaf paint.  I did pretty heavily distress it because I didn't want it to be in your face silver.  I wanted almost a tone on tone appearance, but with a bit of shimmer.
The desk had pretty details like these corner rosettes.
Gratuitous leg shot!
While I love the color of French Linen I thought it needed a little pop of color somewhere.  I had these turquoise knobs on hand and decided they would be a perfect addition.  What do you think?  I also was really drooling to run to Anthropologie and pick up the Mercury glass knobs.  Hmmm.  I'll ponder this for a bit I think.  For now, I'm happy.
Here she is ready for that laptop or iPad.  The perfect size for a living room office or sofa table.  She'd also be perfect in an entry hall with a gorgeous piece of art or mirror behind her and place to set the mail and drop the keys.

Boy do I love pieces that are so versatile!  The sun is shining so that's a bonus and we're off to a great start to the week!  Have a good one!

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  1. LOVE it! love the fun knobs and love the shape of that piece- so cool!

  2. It turned out lovely. I really like the top - it is subtle and adds to the details that much more.

  3. You definitely made this one extra special Deb! It's a beauty!

  4. Beautiful piece, Deb! I love the desk/table itself and I love a harlequin pattern!

    visiting from Met Monday : )

  5. That is simply beautiful!! Your choice of color is perfect and the pattern is stunning. You did a great job. I have those knobs in yellow ;) Have a great day!


  6. Wow! Can't tell you how much I like this piece. I think I might have the perfect spot for it -- but I have some questions. I have a lot (as you know) of dark wood items in my would a piece like this look mixed in with those?

  7. I love how this turned out! Great job!! -Sarah

  8. What a beautiful shape - the colour is perfect. CJ

  9. Oh my goodness...I LOVE this desk! The harlequin pattern is one of my favs but using the metallic paint was brilliant. The top is really just gorgeous!!! I'm gonna keep this idea in my back pocket and pull it out as soon as I have the right piece :-) Great job!!!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my

    I love your table! You did a beautiful job. Where did you find it? I have been wanting to try the French Linen. I also though about the same pattern, but didn't know how difficult it would be. What tutorial did u use?? Thanks again. Beth

  11. You did a beautiful job on this desk! The harlequin pattern and fun knobs are perfect for this piece! Thank you for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  12. What a great makeover! I'm a big harlequin fan! Love the colors!

  13. Wow! It's absolutely stunning! I love it! Haven't tried the harlequin pattern yet on anything but am wanting to now!


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