The desk definitely need a touch up, and I really wanted to add a pop of color to it.
When looking for a used desk, or any piece of furniture, one of the main things to look for is overall strength of the piece. Little chips and dings, scribbles or marks, all fixable. Missing a leg, wobbly, or drawers that don't come out are things that unless you are good at wood work might be hard to fix.
This desk has great bones, it was definitely chipped and dinged but it was perfect. I love how deep it is, giving it a big work space, it isn't a small computer desk size.
I decided to go for a bit of a retro look and used Annie Sloan Provence Chalk Paint.
It took two coats of paint, but as is great with Annie Sloan paint, after a good wipe down cleaning of the piece you just start painting.
I took all of the hardware out of the desk before painting, and taped the drawer lock with painters tape to protect it.
I spray painted the hardware with Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint.
|Hardware after spray painting|
I finished up with a coat of Annie Sloan wax to seal the desk.
I love how the finished desk looks, and love all the deep drawers for storage and the big works space.