It’s almost the end of summer! We had a fantastic visit to Chicago and spent the week walking the city, eating pizza and shopping 🙂
On to this week’s makeover!
This desk was originally from an old house located at the beach in Barngate, NJ. My neighbor is actually tearing down the old house and is building a new beach house where the old one once stood. Before the demolition began, she rescued this old desk and brought it back to Maryland. She plans on bringing the desk back to Barngate, where it will reside in its new house on the very same spot as its old. It will make a great conversation piece! We decided on Annie Sloan Duck Egg to give it a new, beach inspired makeover.
The desk needed gluing in places and a good clean before I started on it. This makeover consisted of two coats of straight Duck Egg both inside and outside the desk. It was sanded down, distressed in places, and sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax. After the wax cured, a soft cloth was used to buff the desk and create a super smooth finish.
Duck Egg is such a pretty color and looks either more blue or green, depending on the light. So beach chic!
The original drawer pulls were wooden and although they were sweet, I replaced them with vintage pulls that I had in my stash. These were lightly brushed in Duck Egg and Cire a Dorer gilding wax was added to show off their detail. The desk actually still has its key, which is quite remarkable.
That’s a very cute little desk you did a wonderful job and I love that color too
I am searching for drawer pulls exactly like those for an antique dresser. By chance do you know where you found yours?? I need 6 of them. I’d purchase them from you if you have any more.
Hi Mary, Let me look through my stash! I’ll be back in touch 🙂
Suzanne, I want to paint my kitchen cabinets… I have used a Chalk Paint made in Chattanooga for other items and it holds up fine. My question is , will chalk paint hold up on kitchen cabinets?? I have read about a new paint called Fusion that hold up well to highly used items. Do you have any suggestions or have you used Fusion yet?