I don't have the original before picture, unfortunately. I started painting it, and completely forgot to snap them until midway through.
You can see from the PB website, it was a pretty simple piece, but I knew I could give it some high style with a little experimenting. I have always loved the turned leg - it's so feminine and romantic.
I was anxious to test out my new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors - Aubusson Blue and Paris Gray. I started painting the desk with the a watered down 50/50 mix of the two. I decided that the blue was a little too strong for the look I wanted.
After my first coat dried, I went over the desk again with the Paris Gray, diluted with a little bit of water to create a wash.
Once the paint was dry, about 2-3 hrs later, I waxed it with a coat of the AS clear wax and a cloth. I waited about 12 hours until the wax had cured, then gently distressed just the edges and the legs with a fine sanding wedge revealing the white underneath.
I had achieved the subtle blue I was going for, but I decided it could still use a little pizazz.
Enter my trusty paint can. Is there anything that doesn't benefit from a hint of sparkle?! I did the unthinkable and went over the entire desk in Krylon's Brushed champagne spray paint. After spraying the color, I immediately wiped the area with a soft cloth. This technique gave me just a subtle sheen and eliminated any overspray.
Off to Anthropologie to find some killer drawer pulls.
I decided on these little lovlies. Don't you just love the hardware at Anthropologie? It is my go-to place for really eccentric things.
I purchased four lucite drawer pulls, with a hint of gold, contrasted with coral drawer pulls for the center. The coral gives it a pop of color, and they have a hint of blue to tie everything together.
What do you think of the results? It turned out just as I had envisioned! I will finish it off with a clear coat of poly for added durability.
I think it is sophisticated enough for an adult space, but could also be the perfect complement to a tween room.
How did I do?
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