Not sure why, but I am drawn to these tablet desk chairs. Thought they were pretty cool in high school, guess it seemed more grown up than a typical desk. Anyway, seems most of these are super sturdy solid oak and likely will last forever. I've yet to see one that was loose or wobbly. I have two of these, but am keeping one for myself. My grandchildren think it's pretty cool to have a place where they can sit and draw and color.
I decided Annie Sloan's Antibes Green was the color for this. I painted a thin coat on and distressed a fair amount to allow the rich wood to show through. I wanted it to look well worn but in a natural wear pattern. A clear wax was applied then a dark wax glaze just to add to the aged look.
More pictures are below, including the before. Be sure to click on each to enlarge. Some close ups show the texture from the aging finish, slight alligatoring which I love! This piece was actually finished near the end of June. Don't know how I skipped it on here. Guess I need a memory upgrade!
I knew just how I wanted this desk to look! Had it pictured in my mind for quite awhile. It did take longer than I thought, but mission accomplished! This is a super sturdy desk and is finished on all sides, so it doesn't have to be placed against a wall! You can be proud to have this sit out in an open space.
I just took this desk to my booth at the Georgetown Peddler's Mall located inside on far left. This was painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. First everything was painted using Greek Blue, then Graphite on edges and trim. I distressed the trim using a wet rag so the blue shows through. Then I made a Graphite color wash that was applied and wiped off the Greek Blue. That toned the brightness of this blue color down considerably. This desk has finished front and back so it doesn't have to be placed against a wall. I used Polycrylic on the drawers, front, back, and sides, with a clear wax on top. This is a steal at $195.00.
Pictures below can each be clicked on to enlarge. The before picture is last.
Hoped to find more stuff, but do like what I found!
Many layers of natually crackled paint! Love it! Paints on secure, so not sure what to do with this. Leave it, enhance, how, what????
Super sturdy and solid desk! Hmmm, what color?
I'm a sucker for demilune table! I just melt when I see them.
I "could" be a basket case. I'll never tell. ;)