Come find out how Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors transformed this beautiful antique desk with Elegance and natural wax!
Hi everyone! It’s Ann again from Farmhouse Blues back to share a custom makeover in Country Chic Paint.
This sweet desk had been well loved and in my client’s family for many years. Here is the only “before” photo I have which shows just the top of the desk while open.
My client knew she wanted some shade of blue and after seeing the Country Chic Paint color Elegance on another one of my pieces, requested that. It’s a very pretty greyish/blue and is quickly becoming one of my favorite hues to work with. I started by wiping down the desk and removing the hardware. I then painted a thin coat of Elegance over the entire desk and once dry, applied a second coat. After the second coat was dry, I sanded the piece with fine grit sand paper focusing on the edges and details. I finished the desk with two coats of clear wax followed by a gentle buffing. The original hardware was put back on and the piece was done!
My client loves the new look of her desk and says it will remain in her family for many more years to come!
I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.