InstructionsStep 1: Painted 1 coat of white latex primer over entire surface.
Step 2: Using a dry brush method, I applied grey latex paint onto a wide paint brush, wiping off excess paint on cardboard. Not covering the entire surface, I applied long random brush strokes over unit, ensuring some of the primer showed through.
Step 3: Using the same technique as above, I applied a moss green latex ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Funky
White primer, grey and green latex paint, Antique Gold craft paint, satin Verathane, and decorative knob from Home Depot.
What was your inspiration?
This small desk came from a boarding house and I purchased it for next to nothing. The dark walnut finish was in bad condition and had water rings, cigarette burns, and lots of knicks. I wanted a small desk that I could also use as a night stand and it was the perfect size. I liked that it had imperfections because I wanted to give it a distressed shabby chic appearance.
What are you most proud of?
How well it looks in the space. I was so excited when I found the perfect drawer knob at Home Depot.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The key is not to be fussy - let your creative juices flow. Less is more! The goal is to give it a distressed over time look - like several layers of old paint is showing through.