Some of you already know that last week I had to put Freddi down. The past few days have been difficult and sad. My heart is broken.
Every day for for the last 18 years, this little dog with big personality gave me her unconditional love. Always by my side making me laugh and smile…. she was family. This love was a special gift… and I’m blessed to have had her in my life.
I know all you animal lovers understand because the response on FB has been overwhelming. Thank you to every one of you who took the time to offer your support. Although I wasn’t online last week, I did pop in to read every single post and found comfort in all your kindness.
Here’s what I’ve been working on to keep my mind off things.
This pine desk (and chair) are both rescue pieces.
The desk has been re-styled with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. Before applying the Java Gel Stain, I lightly sanded the entire desk just enough to remove the shiny finish and then applied the Java over the pre-existing stain.
The Java darkened the original stain considerably but left the warm undertones.
The chair has been left in the same condition I found it in. I’m going to keep this interesting piece for staging. I love it. It’s solid wood with beautiful curves and details, but I haven’t decided how I’m going to re-finish it yet. Any idea’s?
I’m really happy with the new hardware on this desk.
These tarnished brass/wood knobs where purchased for 25¢ each at the Re-Store. I wish I had taken before pics because the original wood was blonde.
I gave each knob a light sanding and then applied a few coats of Java Gel Stain to match the finish on the desk. It ties everything in really nicely and makes for a handsome piece.
The four pulls on the bottom drawers were purchased new from Lee Valley.
The desk has been finished and protected with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. I usually use my spray-gun to apply top coat but this time I used a foam brush. It leveled beautifully.
Once again, thank you for your support. If you’ve left a comment/question on the blog or my email recently, I’ll do my very best to get back to everyone this week.
Also, Quick-Tip-Tuesday will be back again tomorrow.
Have a blessed day,