Bruised and Beat Up to Bold and Beautiful Pedestal Desk

By Julie Donovan, Artist at VintagelessJules in Wheaton, IL.

Winning Category

My client brought me this antique desk that had definitely seen better days.  She wanted to go bold with the color.  General Finishes Persimmon was the perfect match to do so.  The top was sanded down to bare wood and stained with a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Nutmeg gel stains.  The desk was tastefully accented with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, which served to ground the bold color a bit and simutaneously tie in the stained top.  The original hardware was updated to an oil rubbed bronze finish. 

Products Used

  • Persimmon Milk Paint
  • Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
  • High Performance Topcoat in Flat
  • Java Gel Stain
  • Nutmeg Gel Stain

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