About 15 years ago I bought a little black desk for $35. Since that time, it’s been painted a couple different colors … mainly because I was never satisfied with it. But now, I think that’s all changed. I think my little desk has finally discovered who it was meant to be.
This is the after photo.
In this picture, it doesn’t look too different from the before photo …
It was worn, tired and dirty.
Enter a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and script paper.
I started with a coat of ASCP in Old Ochre.
A little distressing and script paper were added.
The top got a little script paper and decoupaging, too.
Half the fun was arranging the script paper.
The top of the desk is divided in three sections.
I love the pop of blue on the desk.
The color is similar to Duck Egg Blue, which is on my dining chairs in the next room.
The blue and cream script paper is from Michael’s.
I found the French crown graphic online (don’t remember where).
After painting, I brushed Mod Podge onto the decoupage area, and then laid the papers.
I find thicker paper doesn’t bubble up like thin paper and is easier to work with.
(Those are Puddy’s feet in the upper right.)
Once the paper was laid, I brushed a coat of Matte Mod Podge on top of the paper.
Then I applied Annie Sloan Clear Wax on the painted surface only.
Of course, Puddy had to take advantage of another photo opp.
Once the Mod Podge dried, the hardware was put back on.
All in all, this was a fun project.
I did a similar project with end tables using book pages. Click here to see it.
I got a little carried away taking photos.
For the longest time I wanted to get rid of this desk but hung onto it for whatever reason.
Today is the first day I really like this desk.
I think I’ll keep her for awhile longer.
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