I found this nice little vintage mahogany desk the other day. It was a little beat up, but
nothing that I couldn't handle with sanding and wood filler and my magic!
I took down the top to it's raw state and applied some
reddish walnut stain and lightly brushed on some varathane weathered gray stain. I decided on using gray
chalk paint and some stenciling. I sealed the top with a few coats of semi-gloss acrylic.
Anyone who has ever painted one of these vintage pieces in a light color is familiar with bleed-through. Shelley??? Can you hear me???? (Shelley at "Shizzle Design" really knows!). Anyway, normally I prime w/white shellac based primer but I didn't want any white to show through on the distressing part. So, I painted on this shellac base wood sealer. Two coats. Dries fast and gives a nice surface to paint, Anddddd, no bleed through! Perfect! OK,,,,so here the stencil on one of the drawers.
I used CeCe's white and lightly sanded to give a worn effect.
This is the last shot I have of the Xmas wreath I spent hours making.
Of course I dropped it and it
shattered all over the floor. Oh well......
I only covered the middle drawer in velvet. The other all got painted in a grayish lavender. I had
Martha Stewart's paint in "blue suede" and I mixed it w/some red. Instant purple!
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