Elegant Country Chic Desk Redo


This desk was beautiful just the way it was, but I had a client who wanted it painted a creamy white. There is a fun detail that I added to this one, a trick many do not realize they can do to furniture, textured wallpaper!
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Very Classy and elegant
This desk has so much charm and detail all on it's own, so it made it easy to make it look classy.
My client wanted a dark Kona color stain on the top, so I used stripper and sanded it down smooth.
It took more than one coat of stain to get the dark color, the red mahogany wood wanted to peep through a little too much.
Here is the textured wallpaper I was talking about. Now this desk had the trim detail necessary to be able to use this paper. I go into detail in my blog on how to apply this paper so I am going to let you visit there to find out how.
I used a layering technique with different shades of paint and some glazing to get the wallpaper to have an old patina look to it.

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  • Barbarac49
    on May 28, 2014

    Love this desk especially the dark top and wallpaper! I used wallpaper on my ceiling in the den and it looks like a tin ceiling . I get so many compliments. Got the embossed paper at Lowe's.

  • Drd4223999
    on Feb 21, 2016

    Unique idea with the wallpaper! Love it!

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