My desk makeover is finally complete!
I have this desk that was my grandfather's and I have always loved it. It is sturdy and has a very large working and storage space and of course for sentimental reasons it is something I love having around. However, it was in desperate need of a makeover...
This desk is the first step of our office makeover. I wanted it to make a statement in the room and I was thrilled because it was my first shot at Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Painting with the chalk paint was a definite learning curve for me. I painted the entire desk Olive and was completely underwhelmed :-( It looked dull and boring and I just couldn't get the look I was going for. I had already painted two coats and after waxing and distressing I was so discouraged.
I decided to deviate from the original plan and go to my trusted can of Olympic in Creamy White that I have used for several projects, including my hutch made wall decor and my dresser with ribbon pulls. This was exactly what it needed!
Then I painted the drawers with one more coat of Olive and that did the trick :-) I think this desk was just especially stubborn.
I am very pleased with how it turned out and LOVE the chalk paint! I also had some knobs from Anthropology that I got on clearance that I was itching to use.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the 2 tone look or not?
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