I just used a small artists paint brush to paint the gold inside on the desk edges. See more ideas about secretary desks painted secretary desks redo furniture.
For the handles i used a gilders paste and then went back over it with the same gold i used inside.
Chalk paint secretary desk. Leaving a couple of the drawers natural. Antique secretary desks look more like a very traditionally styled cross between a dresser a hutch and a desk. This old secretary desk was a lot of work but worth the effort as the final photos show.
I treated my aunts antique secretary to a makeover with annie sloan chalk paint. Painted this piece of furniture using annie sloan paris grey clear wax and dark wax. Antique and vintage secretary desks are some of my favorite pieces to update and paint.
They make beautiful rub on transfers these days like redesign with prima and iron orchid designs. Secretary desksmuch like telephone benchesare a pretty cool piece of furniture and theyve evolved quite a bit over time. I primed this piece with a oil based primer.
Mar 5 2018 explore bbeach5s board desks secretaries chalk paint ideas followed by 503 people on pinterest. This piece of furniture had good bones but the finish was shot. May 13 2017 explore angelagwilkinss board chalk paint.
The exterior is a custom blend of paris gray and graphite. Using chalk paint is easy least. I did a two tone effect.
The upper cabinet interior is old white and the desk interior is old violet my new favorite. So those are options as well as decoupage. See more ideas about painted furniture redo furniture furniture.
I also distressed the entire piece. See more ideas about painted furniture furniture makeover and diy furniture. Desk followed by 113 people on pinterest.
Just apply a very small amount to your fingers and kind of rub it in then run your fingers along the hardware so it lightly buffs on some color. Apr 11 2020 explore fnd568s board painted secretary desks on pinterest. White secretary desk painted secretary desks antique secretary desks paint furniture furniture projects rustic furniture living room furniture home furniture antique furniture portfolio this vintage secretary desk was refinished in general finishes snow white milk paint.
Waxed with clear wax and buffed into a beauty. Just clean your piece really well first and spray a little water on your brush to make it glide better if you find its too thick.