Looking for some unique painted secretary desks to
inspire your next project of the XL size?
Just in time for Easter and Spring~
Crackled doors in cream, a pink and black harlequin
pattern on the lower doors, rubbed white legs and pediment
with touches of gilding~and don't forget the rabbit head!
This might be easier to pull off~
looks like a custom mix of Provence, Florence and
Pure WhiteChalk Paint® finished with clear
and dark wax. I love the look of this fresh color
on a traditional piece, don't you?
For those that have artist skill a takeoff
on a Gramercy wallpaper motif gets translated
onto a faded out aqua background. I would consider
doing a hand painted vine and then adding flowers and birds
using Transfer Gel by Artisan Enhancements or decoupage.
Lately I have fallen in love with the look of
this antique green. We used Olive Chalk Paint®
to achieve a very similar color and finished it with Gilder Paste
in African Bronze, which has a greenish gold cast.
After my trip to Colorado for an artist retreat
I played with the Venetian inspired painted
finishes using lots of color and metallic.
If I were to capture these colors I would start with
Cream and Versailles and tweak them to make them a
little bit stronger. Old Ochre as the base, clear and dark wax
with Gilding Wax or Gilders Paste to finish it off.
I am working on a massive armoire and am always
in search of inspiration in the paint department!
So far I have finished two coats of French Linen,
but that is only the beginning. Hopefully I get a chance
to work on this piece during the week and
I will be back with updates on how it is taking shape.
Sources: These images are from my Pinterest page~