Monday, September 17, 2012

The Desk

As most of the locals know my husband owns a glass company.  He recently opened a new show room and I've been trying to find pieces to help furnish the new space. One thing he needed was a desk for the front office.  I came up with this idea, and to be honest I don't think Mr. Flower Child was too keen on it at first, but I was persistent.  This is the result of my persistence:




It all started with this old door my friend gave me (sorry, forgot to take a photo before cutting it in half):


and this:




I had my husband put them together and add some molding along the top:



I painted the first coat which was the same as the wall color, a very light gray, almost white.



Then I started adding the glazes.  This is the first of many:


Here's a close-up of the first layer of glaze so that you can compare it with the close-ups of the final photos.


Now here are several close-ups of the final finish.  I know there are a lot, but there are so many nooks and crannies and each section looks different.  I finally gave up trying to choose which ones to post so you get to see them all!








When it was all finished my husband ordered this cool piece of glass to go on top.


And there you go, two old doors, some molding and a really cool piece of glass and you've got yourself a desk.  Painting and a gazillion glazes are optional!

Peace-n-Luv!
Debbie

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15 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    Love how this turned out for you...come by and share it at my party...so more folks can see it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! Too funny, I was already in the process of posting, but I'm not sure I added your link correctly. I couldn't get the button to work, so I just added a link to your blog - is that okay?

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  2. This is really unbelievable - what a gorgeous job - looks like something right out of RH - definitely your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, but I'm sure you could tell from the infrequency of my past posts that I am a bad, bad blogger - lol! thanks so much for your sweet words!! It was a fun project! Thanks for following. Can't wait to check out your digs!
      Peace,
      Debbie

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  3. I love that the two of you made it together, and it turned out so well! Very nice.

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    1. thanks! I have to admit that I am quite surprised that we did a project together and we didn't kill each other - lol!
      Peace,
      Debbie

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    1. Thank you, it was a fun project! I am so sorry for the late response, somehow I missed your comment.

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  5. Wow, I REALLY like that, the color and detail is wonderful. I would appreciate it if you would share this on Super Sweet Saturday at swtboutique.blogspot.com
    Thanks so much,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you so much! I'd be happy to share it, thanks for asking!
      Peace,
      Debbie

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    2. Thanks, now I am trying to think where I could put one of those!

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    3. Debbie,
      I just wanted to let you know that I featured your desk tonight on Super Sweet Saturday. Stop by and see!
      Steph
      swtboutique.blogspot.com

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