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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