A few months ago I found a great desk and did a fun make-over on it. You can read about it here. Anyway, the desk sold the first week it was in the shop! Well believe it or not, I was in a completely different city recently and found the same desk at a flea market. I'm no idiot! I bought that sucker and brought it home!
I decided to follow the same recipe: strip and refinish the top, paint and distress the body, wax, and apply new hardware.
So I started by stripping the top. You can read more about stripping and refinishing the top here.
I applied a Black Cherry stain. Then it was ready to paint.
I recently bought a new quart of Annie Sloan paint in the new color, Florence. I decided to try it out on this desk. So I gave it two coats.
I know this color looks like Provence, but Florence is really more of a green-turquoise. This picture is deceptive!
I grabbed a sanding sponge and started distressing.
Then I applied a coat of clear wax and a dark wax glaze.
The color in this picture is much more accurate. It reminds me of Indian turquoise jewelry!