Furniture Projects, Craft Projects, Thrift Store projects

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mahogany Kidney Shaped Desk

This mahogany desk is a real beauty, and has so much potential. The pictures do not show it very well, but the varnish is in bad shape and it really needs a lot of TLC to bring it back to it's former glory. My plan is to do the same thing I did to the petite tallboy, but I am not sure what color to do.

Yes another blue piece, but just wait I have big plans!!!

It is hard to see, but I drew what I wanted on here with a white charcoal pencil. I decided what I wanted to draw and then I free handed until I was satisfied.

No Stencils here!

Now for side number 2

Clear wax is now on, it makes the paint look richer and deeper.

Now I need to stain  and wax the top.

Drawers are lightly stained to make them a little richer and darker, and they are ready for clear wax.

It's done!


  1. What about a cool gray color? Or a warm creamy white color? I love this piece and can't wait to see the end result. :)

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    1. Thank you! It is still one of my favorites.

  3. You did such a beautiful job with this! Free handing those vines, you're a rock star! Seriously I love it!

    1. Thank you! The artist in me loved doing this piece, it was one of my most favorites. The joy I felt doing it, still makes me happy, and am hoping I can do this again soon on another piece. I actually have a small dresser I am thinking of doing it on in the very near future.