It has been some hot, hot, hot work days out in the shop. So hot that I was dreaming about shade when I gave this little desk a makeover. Once finished, it reminded me of the banks along the Rogue River in Shady Cove – a quaint, beautiful little town in Southern Oregon not too far from Crater Lake National Park.
Do you see the tall trees casting their shadows over the cool dirt floor heading to the water? That illusion was brought to you courtesy of Coco ASCP, antique walnut stain, clear wax and a lot of elbow grease.
I wish I had the before shot to show you. It was layered in shellac and brown paint and veneers and who knows what else. John got the hankerin’ to get out the sander and other handy-dandy tools to get all of those layers off for me. It was so nice to have it just prepped and ready to go! Unfortunately, by the time I got out there, a true before shot was not possible and the somewhat before shot didn’t give the real story.
But I do know one thing…that “idea” of having somebody else do the prep work for me? Uh, yeah, precedent has definitely been set.
Can you see my happy dance?!
I wanted it to have a smooth but rustic finish.
A Restoration Hardware mimic that embraces it’s flawed history.
Doesn’t everybody think “faux sheepskin” and “ high desert tumbleweeds” when styling for photographs?
It is a shady character that’s for sure! It even lured a seatless chair to join the party.
I’ll be delivering this piece to Indulge tomorrow and then it will be back home to get ready to hit the road with our soon-to-be far-far-away college student.
and = Code for bittersweet.
Don’t forget….while I’m gone, there will be a Parade going on around here.
A Parade of Homes.
A Parade of STUNNING homes.
Oh, and today’s forecast? 104 degrees.
The shop is closed.
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