Ombre Desk With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Ombre Desk With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

A friend of mine texted me a picture of this desk and asked if I wanted to save it from his burn pile at his farm. I, of course, answered YES! He even delivered it. What a guy! It definitely needed a lot of work and was in pretty bad shape but I didn’t think it was worth torching. Take away the dozens of dinosaur stickers (you should have seen the back), add some fun paint color, fix the drawer and attach some new hardware and it would be the perfect school desk! 

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Teal is so popular right now and Annie Sloan’s Provence Chalk Paint is so gorgeous so I decided to do an ombre of Provence on the drawers and Paris Grey over the top.

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I painted the top drawers in Provence. The middle drawers were painted in a mixture of 1/2 Provence and 1/2 Old White and the bottom drawers were painted in a mixture of 1/4 Provence and 3/4 Old White. The body of the desk was painted in Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. The entire desk was distressed and waxed. I will definitely do more ombre in the future! I love how it turned out.

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4 Comments

  1. Zoe
    September 14, 2016

    Your work is beautiful. What are some of the books, websites, etc you used to learn the process of refinishing furniture?

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    1. jamiejowilliams
      September 14, 2016

      Hey Zoe! Thanks for visiting the site! I never read any books. Honestly, I learned (and still am learning) by trial and error. I also have asked my Annie Sloan stockist for advice so they are always a good place to start! I’ve done a couple posts about refinishing furniture which I’ll leave the link incase you are interested!

      http://jamiejowilliams.com/flipping-furniture-whats-in-my-workshop/

      http://jamiejowilliams.com/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-whats-the-big-deal/

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  2. Melissa Freeman
    September 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for your beautiful website. My family, (hubby and 5 children) are getting ready to move into a newer, smaller house. I would love to replace all my furniture but that cannot happen. I know that I can repaint almost everything and have it look like new/old. This is the first site I’ve read through that makes me want to read everything you’ve written, and trust me I’ve read a lot. I painted my daughters estate sale furniture with Annie Sloan and it turned out great. I had no idea what I was doing. I have never painted anything before. Polyurethane is something I need to do in the future. I’m rambling. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your site and will continue reading!

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    1. jamiejowilliams
      September 20, 2016

      Hi Melissa!

      lol I ramble too 😉

      Thank you for your comment! I love it when readers can really benefit from the tutorials on the blog. I had so many questions when I started refinishing furniture so I totally understand! Please let me know if there’s anything I can help you with or questions I can answer! I should do a blog post on polyurethane! Take care!

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