A little progress

My last post was about the desk I found at a garage sale. I’ve been trying to decide how to proceed with this rehab. I don’t want to rush it and really want to make sure I love the piece when I’m done.

I had a chance last weekend to go to a great antique show and luckily one of the stores that sells Chalk Paint was there! I was glad that they had their paint samples. They also had a sample based on paint with a clear wax and paint with a dark wax.

After checking it all out, here is what I’ve narrowed it down to.

First choice would be Paris Grey with a clear wax.

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This is pretty much how it would turn out. The clear wax would be clean and crisp and not look distressed.

My second choice is Louis Blue with dark wax.

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The dark wax will actually darken it quite a bit and give it a very distressed look.

Here is an example of Louis Blue without the dark wax. Then here is a desk that looks similar to mine with Paris Grey and some dark for distressing.

What do you think? Any ideas?  I still need to get a picture of the wall color it will be next to. It’s a medium tan so I think those colors would work either way.

p.s. Shades of Amber is a great blog to see examples of the paint in use. Check it out!

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