Kneehole Desk

 

Blue Desk 2

This small kneehole desk was given a new look for the New Year with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Louis Blue was mixed with varying amounts of Pure White to make tints and painted on in layers. I was out of Paris Grey so I added a small amount of Graphite to Pure White and used it on the top. Accents were added by dry brushing Pure White on the edges and trim. Silver Leaf Rub and Buff was used on the original brass hardware. Clear Wax Finish.

BlueDesk1 copyIf you have a desk that needs an update, you will want to check out these posts for inspiration, MMS Typewriter,  Secretary Preview,  and  Going Green.

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9 Comments

Leslie Stocker

Mary,
I know it does look more glossy than usual , maybe it’s the lighting although I did put a few coats of clear wax and buffed it when it was dry:)
Leslie.

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Ulaunda

I love this piece. Did you just dry brush the white into the graphite? What did you seal the too with. I’m about to do my first big pieces and want the tips sealed with more than wax.

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elyse

Beautiful! how did you get the layering look to it? If You have a video on how to I would love to have the link

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Courtney

Hi!! This looks fantastic. It is exactly the look I want to do on my antique desk. How many coats of paint did you do? And for the look, you just mixed small amounts together, used it up, then mixed another small batch of similar but not exact proportions? I would love as much detail on your process as possible. I have another piece in my office that is graphite with white brushed on the edges… And I think this would compliment it perfectly. Im just not sure how you got the look. =)

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