I have used chalk paint on most of my furniture, but when I started to sand down this desk, the wood under the varnish was lovely.
A clear wax bought out the rich colour of the wood, giving it a realy natural look.
The desk was given new handles a gold base with green seed beads, fixed with gold colour pins. The drawers have been lined with green velor.
There is not a lot to say about this desk, it’s just a wonderful natural waxed wooden miniature.
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- Clean your chosen piece of furniture with white spirit, sand any rough areas, with a fine sandpaper. It is a good idea to remove and sand any furniture which is heavily varnished, also remove any residue glue around joints, enabling the paint will adhere better.
- Paint the entire piece in the base coat colour of chalk paint you have selected. When dry add a second coat of the same colour or a different one depending on the look you want to achieve.
- When the paint is dry, start sanding the areas that would naturally end up looking worn or distressed, corners, edges, sides of legs and tops of drawers. To get a nice smooth surface sand very gently all over the furniture.
- Finish with a layer of wax, [either clear or tinted, depending on the result you want.] this will enhance the paint, giving your furniture a lovely silky smooth finish. You can use varnish instead of wax, but I think wax gives a better finish.