Hey friends! Hope y'all are having a great week! I wanted to share a little painting project with you today. Hope you like it!
When painting furniture, I might have an overall vision for the color and style I'd like to achieve but feeling my way through the project, is such a fun part of the creative process.
This little antique desk was in great shape when I found it at a local second hand shop. The secret drawer feature sold me. I don't believe I've ever seen one quite like it before. The problem I found after having it for a few months, it felt a little drab and that's when I knew it needed to be painted.
Here's what it looked like before.
So beautiful but a little dull... Those details though... gorgeous!.
When deciding on a color for this one, I kept thinking about a deep green. That would also go just about anywhere in our home too. Here are the supplies I used.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Amsterdam Green
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint LemLem
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Annie Sloan Dark Wax
Annie Sloan Gilding Wax in Warm Gold
* (Not sponsored, but I just love her paint!)
Various Paint brushes including a small artist brush for the intricate details.
~I do appreciate a natural wood tone, so I decided to keep the top of the desk in its original state.
Ok, on to the painting process:
First, I put on two coats of the darkest of the colors, Amsterdam Green. Then, I applied Antibes Green to the detail areas. After that, came a few touches of the lightest of the greens, LemLem.
Once the piece was dry, I sanded with a light grit sand paper very softly, wiped away the dust, and proceeded with the wax. First, a coat of clear wax, brushing on with a wax brush and then buffing off with a soft cloth. Lastly, a light coat of dark wax, mainly in the front detailed areas of the desk to tone down the bright greens and make the piece look slightly aged. Then again, wiping off and buffing out.
After a finishing touch of Annie's gilding wax, she is all done and I'm in love. This project can be done in a matter of a few hours and I just love the transformation.
This one was such a fun piece to work on, hope you enjoyed it! Have any questions? Drop me a comment, and I'll try my best to answer.
Have a blessed day friends!
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