Calligraphy Desk

I promised I would show you the desk that went with that Calligraphy Chair I did earlier in the week so here it is…

I forgot to take a before picture but you can trust me…it was just brown…..and boring…

I painted the table with my 50/50 blend of ASCP Paris Gray and Pure White.
Before any waxing, I applied my graphic.

I used a different calligraphy than the chair. 
This one is also from Karen at The Graphics Fairy.

This time after I enlarged it, I transferred the image using graphite paper.

Then, I began the tedious process of painting…it took several hours because the design was so intricate.

I really loved this graphic so I thought it was worth it.

All done….

Isn’t that just gorgeous? It was almost a shame to sand it….but I did.

Then I used the Miss Mustard Seed Antique Wax to age it a bit….
followed by some MMS Furniture Wax.

I know the pics aren’t the best (darn flourescent light) but I had to take advantage of my 14 yr old’s help this morning to get it into the shop. 
Consequently I had to take pictures in situ, if you will….

Hopefully you can still appreciate how pretty it is….

I think it’s so lovely and I wish I could keep it!

I guess I need to keep my eyes out for another desk….and do one just for me!

Sharing with
Crafty Texas Girls
Boogieboard Cottage
Silver Pennies


  1. Oh Lorraine your desk is gorgeous. you did an Amazing job with the calligraphy and the color is perfect.

  2. Gorgeous, wonderful job!

  3. I think I have seen a graphic like this in the Graphics Fairy collection.
    This set is so beautiful, I love it. Great job

  4. I would have had a REAL hard time sanding that gorgeous graphic!!! But it still looks beautiful. That sure won’t last long. XO, Pinky

  5. I would be keeping that desk and chair, Lorraine!

  6. The graphics work perfectly with the style, Lorraine. Beautiful job.

  7. Lorraine- That is FANTASTIC. What a labor of love- it turned out perfect!!!! xo Diana

  8. What a beautiful desk!I don’t think I could part with it!That will not last long in your shop!

  9. Gorgeous! It looks amazing and I think it will go quickly!

  10. Love it! The details are wonderful. Great job!

  11. Stunning!Job well done! Makes my desire to paint something even greater..need to save up for some milk paint and wax!

  12. It’s gorgeous, Lorraine! It goes so great with the chair, too. I’m sure it will go fast. You’ve got more patience that me to do that graphic! It came out beautiful.

  13. Awesome, pinning on my creative furniture board.


  14. Beautiful! I’d want to keep it too.

  15. Such an intricate design – very well done – the calligraphy looks great. I do not think I could have let go of it so fast.

  16. Lorraine, so gorgeous. I’m so glad you shared it at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  17. You are on a roll with these great projects. That desk looks like a lot of work but it turned out fantastic. Love the chair too.


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