Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blue and White Desk

I found this desk/vanity with lots of drawers at an estate sale recently.  The finish was in bad shape, but all the drawers slid smoothly, which is not always the case with old desks and dressers. 

Chalk Paint does such an excellent job of covering that I did not need to sand the existing, rough finish before painting. I just painted two coats and sanded the paint with fine grit sand paper before applying the clear wax for a smooth finish.

I painted the desk and knobs with New White Chalk Paint. I wanted to make this desk two-toned because it is so plain and I thought it would look more interesting with two colors. I only had a small amount of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint left, so I mixed it with Paris Gray and New White to extend it and make a pretty, pale, grayish-blue color.

Once painted, I liked the way the vintage pulls looked without the back plate, so I removed all them and just left the simple pulls.

A little distressing adds a little more character to this once plain desk.

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Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely desk ~ you have made it look absolutely wonderful ~ such a treasure ;-)

Emily said...


Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the two colors and the hardware!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Really like the two tone look!

Deborah said...

Hi Amanda!!
This is so beautiful..I adore the two-tone look here!
You've given this quite a transformation!
Love it..and you!

Deborah xoxo

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Love how it turned out Amanda. Beautiful.

Kammy's Korner said...

Your blog name is almost as awesome as this desk! It turned out gorgeous!!! Love 2 tones. Would LOVE for you share this over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on Kammy's Korner: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/12/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-10.html

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