I purchased it a while back off of Kijiji. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would look great painted.
I debated all white, then I debated black... but finally I decided to go with this light grey. I was mostly out of white paint... I actually had just enough to do the inside of the desk, so that helped with the colour decision, too.
The paint gave pretty good coverage, but because I also wanted a bit of a distressed/washed look, I added some white paint in the cracks and crevices, and those pretty little grooves with a smaller craft brush. Then, pretty much right away I wiped some of the paint away with a wet papertowel. After everything was all dried, I took some sandpaper and distressed around the edges a bit. I didn't go overboard, but just enough to highlight the details.
Right now I've got a couple dressers in the works, and I have a great chair makeover to share soon, too. I've also had a few questions about specifics in our kitchen makeover, so I will be doing another post about that soon, too.
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Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
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