Annie Sloan French Linen – Painted Desk
There she was. Sitting in a basement, covered in boxes, papers and dust, calling out in a silent voice that said ‘Buy me, paint me, LOVE ME!’ So for the bargain basement price of $30 (a girl has to dicker!) I bought her and spirited her home.
Once I got home I had to figure out what do with her. Surely a clean-up and polish could have been enough to bring her back to her former glory, but I ain’t interested in glory – I’m into full RESURRECTION and I knew chalk paint would do the trick.
The colour I chose was French Linen, a lovely mid-toned gray with dirty undertones. French Linen, along with a coat of dark wax gave me JUST the look I was going for…loved.
I loooove this desk and so do my girls – they get artsy fartsy on it every day now! And in updating this post I would like to add that my girls got crayon on the desk and ‘wax on wax’ doesn’t work. So, now I’ve got to get out my paint thinner and re-wax. In the future for this piece, I will have to either throw some polyurethane on it or buy some glass for the top.
So, grab that ugly old fake wood dresser your mom passed along to you and you have hated for 15 years – go on, do it – it’s time to embrace those BUTT-ugly pieces and give them a new lease on life!