Vintage Desk with World Map Detail

By Becky Herrmann, Owner at For Love of the Paint in Round Rock, TX.

Winning Category

With General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Modern Masters Matte Metallics in Gold Rush, this piece really came alive! Two allover coats of Queenstown Gray milk paint gave the desk a classic, timeless update with a gorgeous smooth finish. We then used a map silhouette and traced the outline of the continents with graphite, then began to outline with gold. I worked with a small detail brush, walking around the desk so that I could approach the lines with the paint, pushing it right up to the edges away from me for maximum visibility and control. I painted two coats with a detail brush, then stippled with a small round craft sponge for a more opaque finish that texturally appears like a gold leaf. I sealed with three coats of High Performance Water Based Top Coat for protection, and used a gold wax to lightly accent the hardware. This stunning beauty is absolutely one-of-a-kind and completely gorgeous!

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint - Queenstown Gray
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat - Flat
  • Modern Masters Matte Metallics - Gold Rush

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