Monday, January 14, 2013

Two-toned Vintage Desk

This clean-lined, two-toned desk was in rough condition when I spotted it at a moving sale.  

A huge chunk of the top middle drawer was missing; nothing a little spackling paste and paint couldn't fix.

I thought the desk looked charming with two tones, so I patched it up and kept it two-hued with French Linen and Old White Chalk Paint.

I protected the paint finish with Annie Sloan clear wax and then buffed it for a smooth sheen.

I wanted to squeeze this grain sack bench into the post, since it looks cute with this desk.  I found a piece of linen fabric at the shop and used that to upholster the seat.  I used painter's tape and Graphite Chalk Paint to put three running stripes down the center of the fabric to create a faux grain sack.

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Michelle Lisle said...

Hi Amanda, I love what you did with the desk and stool they both look amazing. I have to admit I've always been a little hesitant to buy furniture with cracks as I've been unsure how to fix them properly so any tips you have would be appreciated....I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next...xo

Deanne Langford said...

I love the grey and white! the stool is perfect!

The White Pear Tree said...

Well you simply cannot go wrong with those colours! I love the fact that you kept it two-toned, it shows the lines really well.

And that bench is gorgeous! I've been wanting to do the same thing, painting stripes on linen to reupholster a bench or make pillows. The graphite is nice and crisp.


Karen said...

Beautiful gray and white desk, love the chair and stool too. As much as I love distressed furniture it's nice to see pieces like yours,

Karen said...

I mean with minimal distressing,LOL, not sure I was clear!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

LOVE that color! And the die for!

Stephanie said...

I have used that color combo before - LOVE it! Great bench too!

Constanza Perry said...

What color chalk paint is it?
Coco and Old White?
Nice work!

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