Black seems to be my color of choice for a few pieces lately. I hope you’ll agree that this desk screamed black.
I originally started with Annie Sloan Old White for this antique.
The color of the wood came right through the paint. Not good.
So I applied another coat. Still not good.
So I left the desk for
a few months a while hoping I could find inspiration.
The top of the desk is leather and has a wood outline. You can see where I sanded the wood.
It seemed rather manly to me. So I busted out the black latex paint.
I stained the wood on top and cleaned up the leather.
I was able to use the beautiful original hardware.
Forgive me – it’s a manly desk and has the heft to go along with it. Wasn’t able to drag it outside for a better photo.
It’s a great restyled antique desk. I am pleased with the black. Hope you like!