Sewing Desk Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint}

My aunt recently gave me a sewing desk that used to belong to her mother. While I don’t know how to sew {yet}, I decided that giving this old & worn-out sewing desk a fabulous makeover might give me the push I needed to sit down and start sewing. Or so I’m hoping…

I knew I was going to put this sewing desk in my craft room/home office. Ya know, the one with the stenciled yellow walls?

But rather than just painting the sewing desk plain white, I decided to play off the yellow walls a bit. So I removed all the hardware and got to work!

To start off I used my Purdy paint brush to give the entire desk a coat of Canary Yellow latex paint from Krylon mixed with a bit of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (it was the only white paint I had on hand so this was a complete experiment which seemed to work pretty well). I painted everything EXCEPT the top of the desk.

I didn’t worry about getting the coverage absolutely perfect since I had a plan for the final look.

Next I coated the entire desk in two coats of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, including the untouched top.

I sanded the edges down so the wood came through the top of the sewing desk…

and then everywhere I had painted yellow on the desk first had this beautiful color peeking through!

So, what do you think of the final sewing desk?

I kept the original hardware, just cleaned it up a bit! I love how it looks against the white paint.

And TADA! Here’s the sewing machine! Yeah… like I said, I don’t know how to sew in the least. BUT it was one of my New Year’s resolutions so goshdarnit I’m going to learn!

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I don’t need anything fancy as a beginner so this sewing machine will suit me just fine. Wish me luck!

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