Paul and I do a lot of complicated finishes and custom mixed colors on our furniture but this desk is a great example of painted furniture done in the simplest way.
The outside of piece was painted with just one coat of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and the inside was painted with one coat of Versailles. Next, we sanded lightly with 220 sandpaper to distress then we applied Annie Sloan's Clear Soft Wax. The top of the desk was stripped (using our favorite - CitriStrip) then we simply applied Annie Sloan's Dark Wax to stain and seal the wood. The entire piece was finished in just a few hours!
Created by Soldier58's talented co-owner Paul Duffy, this cabinet has been 'up cycled' in a decidedly modern way. Starting with a vintage cabinet and a thrift store print on canvas and ending with this exciting one-of-a-kind piece.
Paul used Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in rich Graphite and deep, golden Arles to paint this piece. The image was removed from its wood frame, trimmed and attached with Annie Sloan's Decoupage varnish. Finally, Annie Sloan's Craqueleur was applied and the image was finished with black wax to enhance the gritty, urban feel of the cityscape.
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