Smokey Grey Desk

By Ryan Findley, Owner and Operator at Way Back When Once Again in Sterling, VA.

This customized, leather top desk came to us with a look that is best described as outdated and 'plain Jane'.  With some subtle, but strong lines to accentuate, though, it was brought back to life with a two toned revamp.  The frame and drawers feature two complimentary khaki and grey colors that make these neutrals stand out!  A black glaze was applied for a subtly smokey look.  The finishing touch pulls the piece together by way of modernized handles.     

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShades of Gray

Color Recipe

  • 1 part Old Ochre
  • 1 part coco
  • 3 parts pure white
  • 1 part French linen

Products Used

  • Annie Sloan Coco
  • Annie Sloan Old Ochre
  • Annie Sloan French Linen
  • Annie Sloan Pire White
  • GF HPTC Flat
  • Annie Sloan Black Wax
  • Mineral spirits
  • German Silver Gilding Wax

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