Whenever I paint something where the inside is more involved and labor intensive than the outer finish, I tell myself I will never paint another one……..But then I do. This mahogany secretary falls into that category. I’m still working on the inside. All the little nooks, crannies, tiny drawers and shelves that give it its charm, are still in process. At some point, hopefully soon, I will do a complete post about it, inside included.
But I’m so pleased with the outside finish. The first coat was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Old White. Over that I layered mixes of Florence and Old White followed by mixes of Old White and French Linen. Layering is the key to getting a finish that is complex and subtle. No one color stands out and there are no clear delineations between the layers or colors. Clear Wax to seal and a little Dark Wax for accent.