French Provincial Writing Desk in Artissimo Milk Paint

I love French furniture.
It is just so classy and sophisticated.
So when I find a piece like this, I jump.
I found this lovely French writing desk for sale and I pounced on it.

French Desk BEFOREWith so much competition around me as well as people taking advantage of the warm weather to paint and dabble in furniture refinishing,. finding good pieces can be a struggle.
It is a bit insane…but we can address hunting furniture at another time with another post.
This piece was mine.

Immediately I envisioned her in a deep navy so I chose to paint her in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Artissimo.

I added some awesome glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware as well…those really made this piece POP.

french desk 1 - Embracing Change

french desk 5 - Embracing Change

french desk 4 - Nest


french desk 2 - Embracing Change

french desk 7 - Embracing Change

french desk 1 - Embracing ChangeShe looks quite sophisticated now.


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  1. I can’t agree more with your statement on finding reasonably priced second hand furniture! I search craigslist constantly and rarely do I come across budget friendly pieces. Yesterday, I scored a beautiful hutch for a mere $60.00! A rarity here in South Florida. You have to act quickly. Looking forward to your post on the subject.

  2. Beautiful desk and fantastic makeover. I love that color choice and the new pulls are perfect on it. I would say it is a federal style desk but whatever it is, it’s lovely.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this desk! So much better than the white.

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