Green with Envy Desk and Chair
I have a new client who found this cute little desk and chair at Goodwill…
It had handles, but I removed them before I took this picture… OOPS! I had also already lightly sanded the Formica top because I wanted to make absolutely sure that the paint would properly adhere to it.
The chair is a smaller kids sized chair, in great shape, just kind of blah…
My client wanted the desk and chair painted green, specifically the same green I used on this console table and we decided to paint the handles flat black to coordinate with the other furniture in her room.
The mix is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Versailles & Pure White with CeCe Caldwell’s Spring Green… so pretty!!!
After applying two coats of paint I lightly distressed the desk, applied wax and then buffed it.
The top just looks a little lighter than the body but it’s not, it was just super sunny (and hot and muggy) outside when I was taking these pictures…
I spray painted the chair in flat black, lightly distressed it and then sprayed a few coats of satin poly on it to bring back some shine… a fast and economical solution for this kind of chair… painting the chair by hand… with chalk paint, distressing, waxing and buffing is very time-consuming on a chair with so many spindles… YIKES! After it was complete I was VERY pleased with how the pieces looked together.
I love the set and I hope my youngest client does too…
I really love these kinds of desks, you can usually get them cheap and they are great for kids rooms! My middle daughter still has the one I painted for her 8 years ago! She uses it as a makeup table now and it is just perfect for that too!
Hope you like the set! Now onto my next project… hoping to paint inside with this one 😉
Thanks for stopping by… Until next time!
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Posted on August 5, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, chalk paint desk, custom green chalk paint, mixing clay and chalk paint, painted black chair, Painted desk, painted green desk, painted kids desk, spray painted chair. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.