A couple that took one of our Chalk Paint workshops at Loot asked if I would redo their desk and try to sell it. The desk is a great size and shape, so I gave it a little Chalk Paint makeover. They could have painted the desk themselves, after taking our workshop, but they said they were too busy painting everything else in their house.
This is what the desk looked like before with an old, dark wood finish.
I painted the top of the desk with Graphite Chalk Paint and the base and legs with Old Ochre.
Check out the amazing, woodblock art of the owls. I found them at an estate sale and they are both originals with the certificates on the backs. The small one sold, but the large one is still available at Loot.
|Before Dark Wax|
I applied dark wax over the Old Ochre and Graphite. Before I dark waxed the desk, it looked kind of bland, but the wax really finished the look. I love the way both colors deepened with the dark wax over top of them.
|After Dark Wax|
I painted the drawers with the hardware on and then went back and dry brushed Graphite over the Old Ochre on the hardware. I also dark waxed the pulls when I waxed the drawers.
The dark wax really enriches the color of the Graphite Chalk Paint.
I paired the desk with my favorite, old, office chair, built circa 1923.
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