We often find that pieces of furniture have crept into our homes and spend years off in a corner without much interaction with the decor of the room. If you see that a piece of furniture needs to come out from the corner and become center stage for your decor this project may be for you. This fabulous table looked pretty dull and forgotten before its makeover.
The Chippendale legs enhance the tradition and overall classic design of the piece. To make it stand out, we decided to paint the desk with two colors to emphasize the best features.
We removed the hardware and gave it a good cleaning. Years of neglect disappeared as we soaked it in the cleaning solution and used a small brush to clear away bits of dust. While the hardware dried, the larger surfaces were painted with a beautiful cream. We added a small amount of brown glaze to the cream paint to gain depth in the solid cream surface. Once that was dry we moved onto the gray. This color addition made the entire desk come to life.
Again we added a little brown glaze to set into the grain of the wood against the gray backdrop. The cleaned hardware was then replaced, and we stood back and looked on with excitement as this desk became part of our decor. It is quite amazing how a little paint can spruce up a forgotten piece of furniture. Take a look around and see what needs to come back into your decor, you will be glad to see the transformation.
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