Open the drawer, take out your laptop, pull down the desk et voila! What a fabulous workstation. How could you NOT be inspired?
I got so excited about refurbing this bureau that I'd already started colour testing before any pics... here's a quick look at part of the before - inside...
So you get the picture? It's a lovely old bureau, very solid old walnut, but it's had it. BORING!! It needed a new lease of life and that's where I arrive armed with pink and grey :-)
And, hello beautiful! Just a lovely old piece of furniture. The grey paint which has been added all over the outside - it's called Foggy Venice from Autentico's Vintage chalk paint range.
I went crazy for those little tootsies and just had to add antique gold gilding to those platform slippers!
The shell at the centre adds style - although I've finished the grey chalk paint with a clear wax - I've added some dark wax to bring out all the detail to the carving at the bottom of this piece.
I took all the hardware off for the refurb and then put it all back on again - cutest brass handles.
The chalk paint can be put straight on to the original leather pad, it's been refurbed too and the insides have been sealed with a dead matt varnish.
Swanky or what? This wonderful magenta pink colour is called Heliotrope. I think it's VERY ChouChou.
The original key locks the bureau top - and she just sits there looking all prim and proper (ah, bonjour Fifi).
Such a nice surprise to find that colour. That final, internal drawer is painted gold inside. Oh it just wants to be taken home!