Linda @ Painted Whyte October 27, 2010

I've been really busy lately trying to clean up the house that my shop is in because i will be moving back into it in a couple of weeks.  My plan is to turn one of my spare rooms upstairs into my living room and my living room and dining room downstairs will remain my shop.  Because i will be living in the same house as my shop i should be able to get alot more furniture done!  That's my hope anyway :)  I just picked up a couch tonight and am having my wing back chair slip covered.  I have a couple of pieces i need to finish in the next couple of weeks - i am working on a coffee table, tv stand, & headboard and am on the lookout for an awesome bedside table.  Yesterday i picked up some pretty white curtains from Ikea for the living room and have decided on the paint colour.  I just have to sew some curtains for my bedroom (i bought some fabric a couple of years ago that should work) and pick a colour for my bedroom.  So lots and lots to do but i am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I wanted to show you some pictures of the most recent piece i painted for a client - i forgot to take a before picture oops - i was waiting to post finished pictures until she purchased the hardware so here they are.  This was her desk from when she was a little girl - the inside of one of the drawers even has crayon scribbles all over it :)


A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Linda ~ great desk! I just did one over myself!

chair up said...

Loe the desk. You've one a great job.
Don't you love it when you begin to feel as if you're getting on top of things. Can't say I feel like that at the moment.
Hope all the swapping around goes well.

Tamarah said...

Hello Linda....!

I hope this note finds you well....! THANK YOU for your recent comment....Oh my Friend I would LOVE to be able to send Treasures your way....What FUN you'd have openning a crate filled with French goodies....!!

This desk is AWESOME....I'ts SO hard isn't it to remember to take the BEFORE pics....?? I have SO MANY afters it's RIDICULOUS....I guess we're just both so KEEN to tackle a project we can't be stoppin' to take pics at EVERY step of the transformation....I PROMISE to try harder if you will....hahahahaha....!

Well I'm off to the HR....WITH my camera which I'm DETERMINED will NOT remain in the console while I'm out of the van....!!

Take care & have a SUPER weekend....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

carebear3117 said...

Hi Linda,

I can't wait to see what you do with the desk! I also need some chairs slipcovered. Would you mind sending me the name of your seamstress if she is taking new clients? I am in Edmonton as well.


carebear3117 said...

Sorry Linda! I skipped right over the part where you said you already repainted the desk. I think I need my eyes checked. LOL.

Looks awesome. I love the distressing.

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Hi Carebear3117,
Im not able to link to your profile to send you an email back so just wanted to let you know that if my computer continues to give me problems than i will contact you (it seems to be working at this very moment). Also, very soon i will be doing a post on a slipcover my seamstress is doing for me along with some cushions. Send me your email address and i will forward you all her contact information. She is very good and very reasonably priced! Hope to hear back from you.

carebear3117 said...

Thanks Linda. I sent you an e-mail. Please let me know if you don't get it.

Östervik9 said...

I love the desk you paint and this blog
//Camilla, Sweden

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda! Great job!!!..I'm just about to take on a very similar project, but I'm a bit new to the whole 'painting' you have any suggestions on paint type to use for such a project?? Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Hi Tanya,
Thanks for your comment!! This is a client desk so when i got it, it was bare wood. What i did was spray it black so that the distressing would really show up against the white. I buy mistints and usually put in a little of this and a little of that but if i'm buying a full price can of paint then i buy a semi gloss eggshell and clear coat it with a semi gloss clear coat. Oh and i use a paint sprayer. If you have any questions at all, send me an email and ask away! I would love to see a before and after picture :)

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