I attended a school/Church auction over the weekend where the committee asked me to paint a piece of furniture as a donation. Of course I said yes, but that quickly turned to me freaking out trying to find a cute piece.
Well I had my sister’s old desk from when she was a kid sitting in my basement begging for a makeover. And since it was a school auction, a kids desk was a perfect fit.
And here’s the final piece…
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for this makeover, mostly because it doesn’t require me to do any sanding.
And this time I decided to apply the paint in a dry-brush fashion, with only about a half-inch of light paint on the brush tip. And without any sanding at all, it looks like this…
Once I had the base painted in Pure White, I coated the drawers in Paris Gray, then Duck Egg Blue.
I purchased some new knobs from Hobby Lobby and painted the old handles pink to match. Then I coated the entire desk in clear wax to give it a bit of durability.
I’m seriously in love with these knobs. Totally go with the distressed paint job.
I did use a sanding block for some areas that weren’t quite distressed enough, but overall the dry brush technique was perfect for the look I was trying to achieve.
If you want to see some more painted furniture projects from me over the years,