I was so excited to use this paint, that I forgot to take before pictures! I just wanted to get to the after!
This desk had some water damage to the front, so I scraped and steamed off the remaining veneer. Followed by some sanding, the piece was ready to be painted.
Using American Chalk Paint Company’s Fireworks Red, I applied two coats of paint.
After waiting the short time for the paint to dry, I sanded using a fine grit sanding pad to distress the red paint and then I buffed with the foam side of the pad.
I then applied the clear wax. To complete the look, I added some dark wax to give it that old world patina. I kept the inside it’s original wood, it had such a beautiful tone to it.
The original pull knobs weren’t very attractive so I replaced them!
Fortunately for me the piece turned out so great, I decided to keep it!
Post courtesy of Blackboards Furniture Co. in St. Thomas, ON