In my old house in the study we had this Yew writing desk which was functional but when we moved I wanted to use it as a sewing table but it just didnt fit in with our simple white and Oak colour scheme.

So Over the last week I have been priming and painting it.

I used Crown primer several coats and Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell in ‘All White’ again several coats. and finished it off with a couple of coats of clear mat varnish.

I bought a piece of  Ikea Vika Amon table top in Oak 150cm x 75cm to match in with the rest of the house.

I have increased my working space a lot  by adding this new top. I have also attached a Bygel rail (also Ikea) to the underside of the top at one end  so I can hang the small ironing board and quilting rulers.

It now sits proudley in our new craft room.

Here are the before and after photos I am please with how it turned out, I have put the old handles back on for now they are a kind of pewter colour not sure if they are OK or not the rest of the house has chrome fittings.

 

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I have finished the chair so here it is.

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