Before + After

Today our BEFORE + AFTER is from a local Fairfax girl!  Finding this desk on Craig’s List for $20 was a serious steal.  I just love what Amber did with this pretty little lady. Thanks Amber for sharing….

I’m a Midwest farm girl and moved to Fairfax 5 years ago. My mom and grandmother had a paint/wallpaper/wood-refinishing business for many years and I helped them during summers in college. There’s something about the smell of paint and wood stain that just seems comforting. 

I took the Annie Sloan Basic Paint Class in January and loved it! This desk is my very first chalk paint project – found it on Craigslist for $20. I used Annie Sloan French Linen, clear wax and a tiny bit of dark wax on the detailed carvings. The top of the desk is a mahogany veneer that I lightly sanded and then used Howard’s Restore-A-Finish, followed by Howard’s Feed-N-Wax. I also used a bit of the Feed-N-Wax on the insides of the drawers to give the old, dry wood a “drink”. I’m happy with the end result and am on to my next project!





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