Yesterday I showed you a before-and-after of an old brown desk which I painted black but the real twist is on the sides and back.
I have been planning to paint this Pennsylvania House desk black for a long time.
With Charlie’s help I prepped the desk for painting here. With all of the drawers running smoothly and everything sanded and wiped down with mineral spirits I was ready to paint.
Next comes the fun part of putting on the final finish. Black is the color and I decided to use a combination of brush on paint and spray paint. The black paint is Rustoleum Decorator’s Choice Semigloss black. (This paint also comes in flat and high gloss.) I also bought a can of white spray enamel in satin finish.
I masked off most of the desk and sprayed the band around the sides and back white.
When the white was totally dry I taped that area off and rolled the black semigloss over the entire desk and the drawer fronts using a small foam roller. When necessary a brush was used on the crevasses.
Beginning at the center back I laid out a piano keyboard on the white border first in pencil with a small stencil I had designed and cut.
I outlined the pencil marks with a black Sharpie then filled them in with a small brush and black semi-gloss paint.
Once everything was painted I waxed the desk with clear paste wax.
Charlie attached the brass drawer pulls that I had rescued here.
This would be a great desk to sit facing into a room.
Ta-da! Play me a little tune, will ya, huh?
What’re you singing lately?
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