Fusion Roll Top Desk

2 Materials
$50
8 Hours
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My daughter chose this replica antique roll top desk for her birthday present. It was an ugly orangy stain color, so boring and blah, she chose a warm white with her very favorite color inside to pop!
here is before and after all in one shot
The warm white is Fusion Mineral paints champlain and the inside is their soft green called Laurentian

the whole pieces was sand paper distressed to add character and keep aged looking
and to add even more dimension and depth I used homestead house's, Fusion's parent company, dark wax in espresso
shown here is the great paint coverage as the champlain goes on, it took 2 coats and the coverage was smooth and silky as it is self leveling
here is the insides completely un assembled ready for the soft green paint to go on. it made it far easier to take everything apart, all hardware off to give a perfectly hassle free application
then it was all put back together once two coats were dry and distressed as well, hardware put back on and good to go, another neat thing is the whole assembled piece can go in this way or upside down for a different layout, just flip the drawers and walaa

Suggested materials:

  • Fusion mineral paint
  • Homestead house wax

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  • Mary Allor Mary Allor on May 04, 2017
    I have the same desk but have been told that if you paint the roll top it would not be easy to open ? Do you have any problems with the roll top?

  • FlCEZ FlCEZ on May 27, 2017
    I've never done any furniture painting; I've just started to become interested in it after seeing projects such as yours.
    How many containers (amount) of paint was needed to paint your desk?

  • Don12003712 Don12003712 on Jun 02, 2017
    How did you take the top off

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