Remember that fabulous french country chair that got a simple makeover last month?
This desk was its mate.
Yep, I’m fully aware they do not match one another.
From the time I got both pieces, I knew they wouldn’t stay together. No matter how badly I wanted to keep both. I kept the chair and planned on selling the desk.
If you remember, both pieces had came from a yard sale. A dear friend found them for me. Here’s how this French desk makeover started out:
The inlay on top was pretty gross. There was no way that design would be staying.
First, I gave the entire piece a coat of primer with my HomeRight FinishMax.
Next, I pulled out the gold spray paint to define the top edge of the desk and add some interest. I just went right over the top edges with the spray paint. Once it was dry, I took plastic wrap and painters tape and wrapped up the top. When the top was good and covered with plastic wrap, I loaded my FinishMax back up with black paint and went over the desk base and all the drawers. Then, I pulled off the plastic wrap and hand brushed and rolled the inlay black for some added contrast against the gold. Finally, the whole thing got a coat of polycrylic.
A few readers have asked about how difficult it is to clean up the FinishMax sprayer. Trust me, I understand your concerns. If you remember from my toy chest makeover, I told you I had tried out two other sprayers that I detested before I found my FinishMax. Part of the detested-ness was the clean-up. Fortunately, this sprayer takes less than 10 minutes to clean up and is super easy. So easy, I made you a little graphic to show you how.
Go here to get the simple instructions and photos for cleaning the Finish Max.
And now for the final reveal of the desk:
The classic contrast of the black and gold turned out better than I ever could have expected. The finish was professional and perfect, thanks to the FinishMax. Once more, HomeRight, you have made my life easier and my makeovers fabulous.
Need more furniture makeover fixes? Head here or check out these other projects I tacked with my Finish Max:
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