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!