I have a wonderful client, Stacy, who brought me this secretary desk to paint for her. It was previously painted a lovely crap brown, but thank goodness whoever painted it did a great job!
She saw a picture of it on Craig’s List and bought it from the store over the phone… a little dangerous not knowing what kind of shape it was in… but thank goodness it was in good shape and the price was right!
She lives about an hour away so she mailed me her candle holder and pillow case to help pull color inspiration from…
I chose Aubusson Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the exterior and for the interior I made custom mix of ASCP in order to achieve a very beautiful Coral Chalk Paint color (equal parts Emperor’s Silk, Barcelona Orange & Antoinette)
I also added her monogram using transfer paper and black paint pens (SUPER low tech)…
I just LOVE how it came out… now what else can I monogram
I heavily distressed this piece and I just adore the way the it looks! Check out the bow front drawers!
After distressing I waxed the desk in clear wax then dark wax to achieve this look.
The original knobs were wood so I replaced the drawer knobs with these great lions head pulls, which I think coordinate perfectly with the feet! The upper knobs are very small so Stacy is going to try and hunt down some small glass ones to replace them, until she finds them these will do as I painted them to match the pulls.
Love me some ball and claw feet!
I still have to reinstall the glass in the upper cabinet, but it is so much easier to take a picture without it so I just left it out for now…
It is still hot and humid here in Virginia which makes sanding down chalk paint a little bit of a bear… but that is all I can complain about with this paint!
I hope you liked the new look for the secretary desk, personally I think she is much happier… blue is definitely her color!
Thanks for stopping by… until next time!!
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