I totally hit the jackpot last week at Goodwill, picking up this sweet desk for just $15. I loved the shape and the gold trim and couldn’t wait to get started. But first I had to decide on a color…

I like to use colors I already have for projects I’m planning to sell in my booth- and I have a pretty good stash. I’ve got a lot of neutrals, but I knew whatever I picked would need to look killer sanded through to the gold after distressing. I did a little mental inventory…Dovetail, Sedate Gray, Homberg Gray, Creamy, Plum Brown, Naval…


Oh heck yes.

I had some SW Naval leftover from my Union Jack dresser. I got so excited about the navy on the gold, envisioning the furniture version of a uniform. It turned out so sweet that I wish I had a place for it in my home. I hope someone buys it for a little boy’s nautical themed room, but it would totally work for an adult as well.

The desk was missing one knob, which is a shame because they were really cute…but I did find these antiqued brass replacements.

The Admiral sits in my booth now, and hopefully he will find a new home soon!

8 Responses

  1. mary fran

    I LOVE the Admiral! I reminds me of furniture I used to have…I wish I had seen this before I gave it away! Great Job!


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