Vintage, fir/softwood, likely home constructed, and very handy to have in the kitchen. First wrote about this drop front three drawer desk (here) and (here - curbside and free). Never painted the interior of the desk, just left it natural fir plywood with its dark stain.
Saturday I was given a sample pot of Autumn Fat Paint chalk paint from Maris of Rescued and Restyled Home Decor (Facebook here) . Couldn't wait to try it out so I painted a stool top last night. Loved it, finished with Satin Varithane (3 coats).
Still loved the color this morning. Was VERY tempted to paint the towel cupboard in the bathroom this morning. Held off.
This is the desk before any painting.
The process was fairly quick. Sunday afternoon I cleaned out the accumulated stuff inside the desk interior, with Organization in mind.
Gathered a few supplies, put on my red painting apron. Used my new small pot of chalk paint - Autumn Fat Paint and my favorite paintbrush (1 1/2" size).
Tried a bit of Autumn on the edges of the little shelves. Yes, this went with the green exterior. Painted one coat. Let it dry.
Next was MinWax Polyurethane, I need a hard finish because this is my 2nd 'work station' and gets a great deal of use. Not a water cleanup (my usual choice of anything related to painting). Used a foam brush, discarded afterwards. Used goo-gone to clean my hands. Slower to dry, added second coat of finish 5 hours after I started.
I plan to paint the knobs Autumn later on this week and will add that picture too. Have to remove them to paint.
Back to my organization thoughts - premise that everything needs a place: the desk area will be for work related items that are office related to my business (and NOTHING else - I can see your tiny smile).
Desk filled (evening photo). I painted the end of a cardboard box with black chalk paint, found a black box to hold the tags, labels, string and scissors, used a jar for the pens and pencils and felts, and the little shelves to hold little things (what else). Only cost for this project was time, all supplies were from previous projects.
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