One of the things I absolutely love about our Missouri Limestone Company’s chalk-based paint (besides how easy it is to use) is the look of the final project. I recently found an older solid wood desk from a company called American Drew. I had never heard of this company, but looked it up and they make quality furniture.
I decided I wanted to make an “Ombre'” desk, using different shaded of gray. So I painted the base of the desk with Missouri Limestone Paint’s “January” (white) then gave it a wash of “Winter Gloves” (light gray). I painted the top and the bottom drawer “Gray Goose” (dark gray), the little band around the top and the two top drawers with “Winter Gloves”, and the middle drawer “Sunday Silver” (medium gray). I love the color names! Click here for a neat trick using essential oils in drawers!
I also had a nice solid yard sale chair that had been painted black so I painted right over the black using the same “Ombre'” color scheme. I recovered the chair seat with a piece of laminated fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby.
The final touch was an old brass-plated desk lamp I bought at another yard sale and painted it with “Indigo” (navy blue).
I sealed the whole set with 3 coats of my favorite topcoat Varathane Crystal Clear Water-based Polyurethane after my research found this recommendation. I purchased it on Amazon and at Menards. because I could not find it locally.
The “Ombré” desk, chair, and lamp are in their new home. The 9 year old owner is said to be very excited. I love making people happy with our paint and projects.