My office refresh is coming along nicely. This week I tackled the French Writing Desk I purchased on Facebook Market Place. If I say so myself it came out pretty terrific!
The desk is nice, but it needs a little something, something! I started looking for inspiration online and found a few options.
This is the one that spoke to me! Mine does not have the same embellishments, but I am pretty sure I can recreate something similar.
I had already given it a base coat of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. Next, I used Aubusson Blue as an undertone for depth and French Linen for richness.
I was not a fan of the cut out on the top of the legs.
I filled them in with spackle.
Once they dried, I sanded them down ready for painting.
You cannot even tell they were there.
It isn’t a French writing desk without some gold leaf.
Adding the gold highlights really made the piece.
Love the tone of the Aubusson Blue under the French Linen chalk paint.
After everything was dry, I used Annie Sloan waxes in clear, dark and white.
I always start with clear wax. It gives it a base so the other waxes blend better.
The waxes take it to the next level!
I touched up the hardware with Rub & Buff in antique gold.
Before and After.
Desk complete! Next, paint the walls and work on bookshelves!