Sometimes, all I have time for is a short “before” and “after” and today is one of those days . . .
This was a gorgeous, old desk with some fabulous vintage knobs:
Can you see all of the scratches and scrapes?
It had been a long time since this desk received the respect it deserves.
I painted the body Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey. This color is amazing. It’s not receiving the attention it deserves. It’s a beautiful, dark, warm beige.
I sanded the top and stained it in Minwax Early American and then painted the drawer fronts with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for a change of pace.
I put the pulls back on and took a step back to snap a picture. Do you notice what I saw? Yep, the upper left-hand pull is upside down and the cross bar on the double drawer on the left looks silly painted in Old White. So I grabbed my paint brush, painted the cross bar in Country Grey, and the hubby put the pull in the correct position.
And here’s the “after” shots:
I wish I had more time this week to stage this desk properly!
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