I spent some time yesterday cleaning the vintage desk that I shared in Monday’s post. It was pretty filthy from sitting in a garage or attic for years and needed a good scrub. Oh, the joys of rescuing relics lol! I used a sponge and water with a bit of dish soap to get the dirt off and then a paper towel to finish. The sponge and towels were black when I was done. The desk is now totally clean and all the mold and dirt/grime is off. Lucky took a liking to the desk and spent the afternoon hanging out underneath it while I worked 🙂
The base coat of Aubusson was applied. I’m going to fiddle around with it today and see what happens!
Aubusson is one of my favorite Annie Sloan colors. Here are a few previous pieces I have used it on:
French Drexel Shell Cabinet Before and After
Aubusson Armoire Chalk Paint Mix – Before and After
Farmhouse Table in Blues Before and After
Charming Bedside Table Before and After
I told you I love this color!
Love it Suzanne! Can’t wait to see what magic you do to it!!
Can’t wait to see the transformation on THIS one. It is absolutely prehistoric. But it will be wonderful when finished, I know. Just love the color.
I am, as well, ready to see what you do with this little gem! Is the the item that your neighbor gave to you? just curious?
also… I saw that it’s missing a wood piece on the right side under the middle drawer, I wanna know how you would be able to fill that in? I have tried to fix veneer before, but that was a huge chore,..which I’m sure you know because of how ‘fine’ the material is. ! lol
Cant wait to see the end product.. I like the color you have on it right now too btw!
Hi Stephanee, Good eye! Yes, that little piece is missing but I will not try and recreate. It is vintage and a part of its history. I chose chalk paint to highlight all of its dings and age so it doesn’t look like I was trying to mask it. We’ll see!
I cannot wait to see the end result! Your transformations are always gorgeous!
Thanks so much! Almost done!