I found this great old Empire desk at a local thrift store and I of course snatched it up quickly!
The desk has great lines and legs, but was really dinged and beat up. After giving the desk a clean I mixed up some chalk paint in Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore and got to painting. Since the desk was so dark it took 3 coats to get it covered. I spray painted the insides grey so that I could get all the nooks and crannies I decided I didn't want it to be bright white, but more of an Old World White. I aged and sealed the desk with AS dark wax/hemp oil and then distressed it.
I am apologizing now for the poor photos-it has been raining non-stop here in N. CA and I had to quickly take this desk outside during the few hours of sunshine today to get photos.
|I added new mercury glass knobs|
|LOVE the legs!|
|Lovely storage drawers|
|Curved front drawers|
|I love this little side detail|