In my long journey to turn my dumpy den into a fabulous family room, I have moved around quite a bit of furniture. I'm really big on storage...I need it - have to have it. One recent change that has really helped was the addition of this desk between the chair & sofa.
(As you can tell by the trash bags, I run a professional operation here.) It had been by the front door but when I added the armoire, I had to move it. It looked good just like this but I thought it would be too dark in the den and wanted to lighten it up a bit.
I saw this on the Sundance website and fell in love with their whole line painted like it:
I like how it's painted but still plenty of the beautiful wood is showing
With that as inspiration, I did this:
I used latex paint that I already had. Dover White & Ashley Gray (at 50% strength). I drybrushed then sanded.
I like how the paint really brings out the details like the planked sides.
I left the hardware alone.
The end result reminded me of chalk paint. This was really old wood so it took the paint really well.
There's a lot of wood showing on the top. Very lightly dry brushed.
It's so hard for me to get a good lighting shot in this den. I'm going to have to figure something out.
Maybe I'll take a page from Doo's book and use a bedspread and pot lid.
Thanks for coming by!