Shades of Gray Desk
This vintage desk, originally made by Stanley furniture had been stashed away in my customer’s attic for some time. Abandoned and dusty it’s time for it to come out and get a makeover in shades of gray! Every single shade of gray is used for this makeover. When you can’t choose one color why not use them all for a custom gray desk.
- Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint
Staging / Home Decor
The Before – Unfinished Vintage Desk
The desk is simple enough but lacks personality. The dated orange finish of the wood and subtle curves need something more.
The original hardware was a shiny, brassy gold color. Though the color wasn’t ideal, the details are perfect for the desk.
Next, the hardware is painted with Bronze Hardware Opulence, giving a metallic bronze appearance.
Lastly, the hardware is sealed using ebony protective glaze creating the perfect oil rubbed bronze.
The Paint – Painting a Layered Gray Desk
I admit that I am guilty of getting too involved with the project that I failed to take step by step photos along the way. The desk was hand painted in layers upon layers of shades of gray. Starting with Slate, then Stone, followed by dry brushing storm and tahoe and so forth and so forth. The layering continued until I was satisfied with the result. Once the layers of shades of gray were complete the desk was distressed and sealed with Matte protective finish and ebony protective glaze. This layered process creates a pretty weathered gray look.
Vintage Painted Layered Shades of Gray Desk
Out of the attic and back into the home where it belongs.
For more fabulous desk makeovers make sure to check out Ten Amazing Vintage Desk Makeovers.
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