The print transfer you can see on the piece below was created with Screen Printing method, however you can replicate this effect using Water Decal or Stencil, that are available in our online shop at BigBite Studio – Print Transfers.
Bureau with ”Haute Couture” French Print
Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau Writing Desk with detachable Bookcase
This Shabby Chic Bureau is a twin sister of the one we sold not that long time ago, just have a look here: Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau no. 09. Well, it is almost-twin-sister. She is a bit smaller. But just a bit.
The biggest difference? The bookcase is detachable. You can have it either a normal way, on the top of the bureau, or hang on the wall; we fixed hangers in the back. Just have a look at the pictures.
Still – it is almost two meters high, quite wide and spacious. The bookshelf will easily accommodate some part of your vintage library, the desktop will allow you to work with your laptop. When retired for the night – you close the lid and admire a vintage French advert printed on the outside.
Perfect piece for a living room or a study. You can adapt it for children room as well – just make them to do their homework (which is not easy).
This Shabby Chic bureau was painted with grey primer and then Annie Sloan’s ‘Paris Grey’ and ‘Old White’ chalk paints. Then it was sanded gently to achieve distressed Vintage Shabby Chic look. Internal part of desktop, as well as internal drawers, were painted with both white and grey colours to achieve this interesting texture (you can find more info about this technique in our post about Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with Texture.
For long lasting protection it is covered with couple of coats of Colron’s non-yellowing acrylic varnish – safe to wipe with a dump cloth.
Attention to detail
All our furniture are distinguished by attention to detail. We put a lot of effort to be sure that all small parts of our work will not spoil the overall result. That is why we, for example:
- painted the rear side of the bureau;
- changed the felt in desktop support to match the colour of paint;
- painted internal part of bookshelf doors;
- attached a grey felt to the bottom of bookcase, to protect bureau’s top.
Height: 190 cm (bottom writing part: 92 cm + bookcase 98 cm);
Width of body: 73.5 cm;
Width of bookcase: 70.5cm;
Width of very top part: 75 cm;
Width of very bottom part: 77.5 cm;
Depth of bureau with desktop closed: 45cm
Depth of bureau with desktop open: 75 cm;
Depth of bookcase: 22 cm
For printing we have used our own design of vintage French advert. You can find it in our Resourcers page: Free Printable Image – Haute Couture. The technique we used this time is a screen printing.
Annie Sloan – ‘Old White’ chalk paint
Annie Sloan – ‘Paris Grey’ chalk paint