By Terrys Tweaked Tiques, Boho Desert at in Browns Mills, NJ.

I purchased this old desk without a top, handles or a backside. I fell in love with the details of this handsome guy as soon as I saw him. I added a big thick old wood plank to the top and a backsplash as well. I trimmed the backsplash out with fancy trim made of wood. I then stained the top in min wax stain cherry. I added a bronze gilding wax by CeCe Caldwell  to the trim for extra bling. I painted the piece first in Klein Blue by General Finishes . I used a spackle knife to apply  Marquee, Summer Crush, Mermaid Tale and a custom mix of Rust-Oleum Csnary with hazelnut glaze by Shabby Paints to tone the yellow down. I applied pressure to the spackle knife and drug and dragged over and over again. I used a spray bottle of water to mist the paint and let it drip drippy goodness. I then blended with a brush alternating back and forth till my layers looked crusty and old. I then applied Burnt umber glaze with a damp sponge to age the paint. The backside I left off and decided to decoupage the drawer fronts in the desk chair material to match. So many fun colors going on!  I then sealed the drawers and entire desk with satin topcoat by General Finishes. This desk now serves 2 designs in one. I decided to name him Mr. Peacock because the male peacock dominates the brilliant colors . Mr. Peacock can now be enjoyed in the center of the room as he proudly displays his colors all around. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesThe Bohemian Girl

Color Recipe

  • 5parts Canary yellow - Rust-oleum
  • 1- part hazelnut glaze- Shabby Paints

Products Used

  • Marquee by Diy Paint
  • Mermaid Tail by Diy Paint
  • Canary yellow by Rust-oleum
  • Hazelnut glaze by Shabby Paints
  • Klein Blue by General Finishes
  • Burnt Umber by General Finishes
  • Satin topcoat by General Finishes
  • Bronze wax by CeCe Caldwell

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