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Vintage Painted Turquoise Desk with Gray Washed Top
- Electric sander
- Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint
Staging / Home Decor
This vintage desk had been sitting in my inventory for around a year. It’s gorgeous with a combination of robust curves and sleek lines. While waiting for my next custom piece to be dropped off I decided to pull this desk from inventory for a makeover.
The top of the desk had a gorgeous wood grain pattern that I wanted to preserve if possible. There are also scratches on the top that needed to be sanded away.
My trusty electric sander removed the scratches while revealing a really unique patterned grain.
While pondering what color to finish the base of the desk I posted to my Facebook page for suggestions. It was there that the desk was scooped up for custom. This will now become a painted turquoise desk with a gray washed top, how fun!
The top of the desk was given a gray wash using Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint in Stone. The gray wash initially was a bit too light in my opinion. We will come back to that.
Next, the body of the desk is hand painted in Skye, which is a light tiffany blue color.
After Skye, a bolder turquoise called Cyan is added over top of it. Doing this will create a bit of depth.
To darken up the top while still revealing some of the wood grain underneath I went over the stone wash with Ebony protective glaze. The ebony glaze added just the right amount of darker gray to the top.
The original hardware was kept, cleaned and painted in the same stone gray that was used for the wash on top. Silver opulence was then added over stone, giving a slight metallic finish to the hardware.
Bits of the lighter blue were revealed underneath the darker turquoise when distressed. This little detail creates both a bit of depth and character.
For more fabulous desk makeovers make sure to check out Ten Amazing Vintage Desk Makeovers.
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