Colleen Jorgensen
Colleen Jorgensen
  • Hometalker
  • Placerville, CA

Desk Makeover With Chalk Paint® #powerofpaint


I had never used Chalk Paint® before and I really didn't believe any paint could cover what I'd done to this desk a few years ago with some "oops" paint. However, with no stripping, sanding or priming, 3 coats later I had a pristine white desk, calling for a little design fun. I wanted something fun. Different. Fresh. Something that would brighten my day each time I sat down at the desk. Some oversized
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
My father built this desk for my older brothers before I was born. That makes it . . . well over 50 years old.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
The first coat of Chalk Paint®, applied with a roller. Good coverage, but I switched to a brush for the final two coats.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
I drew some oversized scrolls on tracing paper to the scale of the top and one side of the desk.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
With graphite paper underneath my pattern, I used a stylus to trace the outline.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
The scrolls were filled in with Provence Chalk Paint®.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
Pure White Chalk Paint® was used for detailing the swirls and scrolls.
desk makeover with chalk paint, chalk paint, painted furniture
To balance the large graphics on the left side and top of the desk, I painted a simple scroll with a few details on the right panel of drawers.
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