One day, a couple of summers ago, I sent Chris to Goodwill to find a life vest that we could take kayaking. He came back with this:
This is not a life vest. If you tried to use it as a life vest, you would sink. Somehow, though, I wasn’t mad. Chris clearly knows me well!
This desk has been my sewing table and my writing table. I am in the process of redoing my craft room (I’ll show it soon, but I’m finishing a couple details), and the off-white shade of the desk doesn’t really “go.” I also wanted to simplify the style a little bit, as it’s a bit ornate for my taste.
So, because I have never met a piece of furniture I didn’t want to paint, I got out my trusty paintbrush this week and got to work! Seriously, I’ve been on a huge painting spree. Huge.
I took off the handles and used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey to paint the whole shebang.
I spray-painted the handles in Krylon’s Oil Rubbed Bronze. On the top of the desk, I used the same general technique I used on our dining table to create a mottled white-and-gray look. Like with our dining room table, I used flat varnish to protect the finish.
I wanted to keep some of the French Provincial detailing, so I distressed the gray very, very lightly on the ridges to reveal a bit of the off-white underneath.
Here’s how it turned out:
Here’s a close-up of the finish:
This is going to be an inspiring spot to write! I’ll show the rest of the craft room soon! It’s almost done.