Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red School Desk


I met a man at our local thrift shop and he told me he was selling off his mom's estate and that I could come shop before the sale.  I brought Nancy with me the next day and we bought a truckload of stuff.  He had two matching desks that he said we could have for free!  


I decided to paint my desk with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk.  I wanted to transform this plain desk into a little red school desk.


I am not usually drawn to red, but Emperor's Silk is a pretty, vibrant color.  The desk has open grain and after one coat of Emperor's Silk I liked how I could still see the wood grains through it.  It looked like it already had dark wax over it, so after one coat of paint and some Annie Sloan clear wax, I was finished.  


I pictured the desk with some kind of bin pulls and I found a listing for thirteen, vintage, gold bin pulls on Etsy.  They were a great deal, so I ordered them and spray painted them oil rubbed bronze.  



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18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i love the rustic red with that hardware!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

Hi ! I just Have to say I love your blog so much. This desk is gorgeous!
I'm your newest follower. Drop by lilyfieldlife sometime.
Cheers Fiona

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love this desk. The color, pulls, everything about it...it is perfect! What other goodies did you get from him???

Restyled Vintage said...

Lucky you, what a great score those desks were! I don't usually paint things red either but that desk is perfect in that colour :)

xx Karen

aarond said...

I have been painting some things too with the ASCP and love it. No prepping, Yay!!! I just joined your blog and hope you will stop by and join me to read about my farm girl life and much more.

Art and Sand said...

I am a red girl so I just love your desk. I just bought some ASCP and am going to change a little table from red to blue this weekend.

kyleesue said...

I LOVE the color!

Jen Gilday said...

Fun desk! I'm working on a similar project....got an old desk and am stripping the paint off (what a hassle!!). Soon it'll have a fresh coat of paint!!

Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

Candy said...

I love the red and the new hardware is PERFECT. Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back??? THANKS.
8-)

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