Don't Be Afraid to Be Bold

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My friend wanted to spice up her home office as it was now regularly "featured"

On her zoom calls. Her taste is a bit different than mine but I heard her loud and clear when she said she wanted to paint her French provincial desk to something bold.

I started it by sanding the top off as we wanted to expose the natural wood grain. For this I used 120,220,220 sand paper grit and my orbital sander.

The rest of the desk was scuff sanded with 220 grit.


Work in progress

I primed the desk with zin primer then applied 3 coats of furniture and cabinet paint by valspar in the color pikaboo blue. The top got a white wash treatment which is one part of white paint one part water. Once that was dry I applied several coats of poly for a durable finish.. We spray painted the original hardware with a gold and this desk was ready to shine. There was one more thing we did is add board and batten to her wall but you can read about that in my next post!

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  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 14, 2021

    For some reason that room is GORGEOUS with all the different colors and styles. LOVE the Cheetah print. I rarely like painted furniture but in this room it is LOVELY!!!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 22, 2021

    I was thinking the room needs only a little finishing touch with an occupant in the chair sporting these cateyeglasses, but you beat me to the punch with the artwork!

    Thanks for sharing the project.