Crystal @ Urban Patina
Crystal @ Urban Patina
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  • Shakopee, MN

Antique Desk Makeover


This old vanity was in pretty rough shape when I rescued it. A very busy life it must have once had, and now it's ready for many more years of use.
The top was in relatively good condition, just lots of grime...I knew that I would just sand and stain that. But I went back and forth on the body color. Blue. Greige. White. Yes, it needed to be white! Boy did that freshen it up!
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
Here's the finished piece.
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
Please disregard the cushion on the top, that is for another PIP {project in process}. I usually have no fewer then 3 projects in the works at once. And really, who am I kidding, the count is probably around 8-10 projects. But nobody is judging right:)
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
The wood grain top was in great shape, just a few spots that had peeling veneer and I was able to fill them with wood filler and sand.
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
All the hardware was intact, including the wheels on all 8 legs!
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
The top is stained in my signature, Dark Walnut.
antique desk makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture
I painted the body in Old White, an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I distressed it everywhere and sealed it with clear wax.

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To see more: http://urbanpatina.blogspot.com/2014/04/charming-upcycled-desk-old-white.html

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  • Jennifer G
    on Apr 22, 2014

    I just love the 2-toned look! The dark wood top is luscious, and the white paint keeps it looking fresh and clean! Lovely job!

  • Marlene Wilson
    on Apr 22, 2014

    I love what you did ,I could never do that .Lovely!

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