If there is anything I love as much as painting a beautiful buffet it’s a curvy, sexy desk/vanity. I found this beauty on a local swap meet facebook page. I wanted it. The photo shows that it has a bit of veneer damage, no problem! What a great piece to use with my new American Paint Company colors.
Turns out, this booger had more peeling veneer than I thought. That’s what I get for buying out of a darkish storage locker but you know I would have bought it anyway!
No problem, plastered this baby smooth and off we went.
No agonizing over color this time. I knew I’d step out of my white/gray comfort zone. It was easy to do with the oh, so yummy American Paint Company color choices. The desk will be Beach Glass with a pop of Fireworks Red inside the drawers. When you open a drawer it will be like, “Whoa”!
Yep, this is how I roll. Remember, with APC all natural paints, there is no brush dipping. The paint I’m working with is in the Solo cup. Beer comes after (in a clean cup). I dip my brush in water as I go to avoid brush drag. That’s my dipping water in the snap top container.
I chose APC Dark Antiquing Wax to finish off the Beach Glass. It is the cleanest, healthiest wax on the market. I wax indoors without a respirator.
No need for Clear Waxing first. It’s not greasy, doesn’t stain, doesn’t drag. It brushes on smooth as silk.
This is the wax drying next to unwaxed drawers. See how it deepens the color?
I use this handy drill brush to buff the wax.
The Fireworks Red is so gorgeous I did the top finished in Clear Wax. I like the bright red, dark wax would have toned it down.
Wait, let’s do the keyhole too! Look at the bling I found. Perfect match…I’m getting over excited now.