Painted Furniture – Old English Desk

I was so excited to use this paint, that I forgot to take before pictures!  I just wanted to get to the after! IMG_9303

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.

fireworksredUsing American Chalk Paint Company’s Fireworks Red, I applied two coats of paint.  IMG_9304After 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.  IMG_9316I 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.IMG_9318

The original pull knobs weren’t very attractive so I replaced them!IMG_9311

Fortunately for me the piece turned out so great, I decided to keep it! IMG_9304


Post courtesy of Blackboards Furniture Co.


  1. Very pretty, I love Fireworks Red with Dark Antiquing Wax.

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