I've been wanting to redo a campaign style anything and when I found this desk I couldn't wait to work on it.
I wanted a fun bold look for this desk, but with the wood top and sides it tones it down.
I love the clean lines and the hardware. This is why I love this style of furniture.
and the before
It was in okay condition, but the finish was peeling off so it had to be sanded.
I sanded off the entire finish and the stain to get to its bare wood. Then I re-stained it in Minwax classic gray oil base stain.
I painted the drawer fronts in Vermillion ( 2002-10 ) by Benjamin Moore.
The hardware was a bit of a problem. I wanted to keep the original color so I started to clean then with Bar Friend Keeper, and it didn't work, so I had to paint them.
I sanded them down and cleaned them. I used a Rustoleum universal metallic spray paint in oil rubbed bronze. After a few coats and letting them dry I rub on a antique glaze and used a clear coat fro protection.
I used shiny brass nails for a more interesting look instead of matching the color.
I used a coat of rub on polyurethane on the wood and wax on the drawer fronts. I really like the bit of shine wax has.
That handmade vintage glass lamp I have had for a while now, two actually they are in our master-bed room.
I already have this in my shop space....I sold the mid century piece already so I needed to fill in the space.
I also want to mention the names of all the recent paints I've used and forgot to mention
The green chair - Olive Tree
Dark Blue/Green Dresser - Knoxville Gray
All Benjamin Moore
I'll be back with an update on my shop space soon....have a great weekend!
I will be sharing my campaign desk at some link parties...click here to see which ones