This little jewel received a new home today.
It started out as a very rough and abused map desk that has found it’s way to being a TV stand in a guest bedroom.
The before picture shows it fresh out of the Goodwill.
The front drawer looked as though it had seen better days. Reattached a few times I am sure.
Everything that I have painted has been with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I really like it, have zero complaints.
But Maison Blanche Paint has come out with a chalk paint called La Craie and they have a black called Wrought Iron. It is much darker than ASCP before it is waxed.
You still have to wax the paint to get the depth of the paint to come out but I waxed in clear instead of dark. The difference is a much more even color, not as many variations in the shading of the black.
When you have a piece to paint that has spots that make it very difficult to wax it is nice.
Clear as mud, I know. Sorry.
The wood on the desk was stained with a red hue so that when it was distressed and waxed that color came through and it really looks nice next to the black.
The inside of the drawers were painted with a mixture of ASCP Old White and Country Gray. I had a little bit of both so I mixed it up.
Worked pretty well.
Love the color of the wood coming through on the knobs.
I really like the unique look of this piece also.
I do wish there was an easy way to date these pieces though. I would love to know the year it was born.
I really liked using this paint for the color. The consistency is different that ASCP. Thicker than what I was used to but I just added water to thin it out.
Unfortunately I had to order it and have it shipped to the tune of $97.00 for 2 quarts of paint.
Yup, you read that right.
That is a lot of money.
Cannot do it again unless I can pick it up directly and no one in Western North Carolina carries it.
**update** I now have a supplier in Asheville…WOOHOO!