Monday, August 11, 2014

Antique Writing Desk Gets a Fresh New Look

I bought an antique writing desk awhile back, it was part of a furniture lot that I bought. I got the desk, a dresser, and a bed!

A friend of mine asked me a few weeks ago if I had any desks, and I showed her this...

It was exactly what she needed, something small that she could keep closed while not in use; to hide the clutter away!

We met and came up with a plan for the desk. My friend wanted to match it to a piece of wall art she plans on having in the room with the desk. The wall art is a cream color with dark wax so that is what I did with the desk...

I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color cream. I lightly distressed it around the edges and I waxed it with clear wax, followed my Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax.

This was my first time using Miss Mustard Seed's Antiquing Wax, I really loved it! I felt like it was easier to control than other antiquing waxes I've used in the past. I loved the texture this piece had and the wax really brought out the texture.
I painted the inside on this piece, it really freshened it up! But I left the two wood drawers. I love the bit of wood still showing...

And I even painted the sides of the drawers on this piece!

If you've "liked" my Facebook page you may have seen a post about my entry way wall that I was painting. This is the wall pictured! It's finished I will be posting the details soon on how I got the plank wall look with a fraction of the cost and work!
And I couldn't help but get a shot with my growth chart showing in the corner! I just got a new lens on my camera and I'm having so much fun taking shots and experimenting with it! I've got a lot to learn in the photography department but the new lens is sure helping!

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  1. I love that you left the little drawers stained wood. I'm always a fan of the combination of paint and stain. Lovely job!

    Jamie @ anderson + grant

    1. Thanks so much Jaime! I love the combo of stained wood and painted wood too!

  2. Perfect just as it is. Would love it in my house