I found this Bureau Plat (writing table) on my local Craigslist! It is six feet long and three feet wide, it is large enough to use as a dining table!
This side is actually false drawers. The true drawers are on the other side. I have to finish this by Tuesday! That's when the piano is coming and this room finally has to be cleared out! I should be ashamed to post this. Recently, we had movers bring a large piece into our home and one kid was so distraught over seeing the Christ Corpus figure on the floor! I need to find a place for Him. (Not the mover, the statue.)
The entire piece is absolutely dripping in stunning bronze ormolu! I may change out the lions for something more feminine.
The top, however, cannot be redeemed. The veneer and leather are damaged beyond repair.
This is where you come in!
This vignette, found on pinterest via Moissonnier, just set my imagination spinning! I discovered (the hard way), while painting another French piece that veneer is easily covered with Annie Sloan paint!
Gracie's dollhouse, another Craigslist find, will sit atop the desk. It fits perfectly!
I cannot decide what color to paint it! I asked Gracie and she said "Paris Grey". The kid has taste!
I am thinking something a bit happier, since it will be in the loft area, where her playroom is. What do you think?
This bombe, source unknown, is very similar to a washed down Emperor's Silk, by Annie Sloan.
This Annie Sloan paint sample from Ciruelo Interiors, was very helpful!
How about Provence?
Or do I paint it grey, as Gracie suggested?
I have two days! Help me decide!
I have had several requests for a tutorial on how to peruse Craigslist. I am currently writing a blog post, so stay tuned! All my secrets revealed! LOL! I sound like a circus barker! Step right up! Step right up! Prepare to be astounded! LOL!