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Painted, Glazed & Distressed Furniture

Writing Desk in distressed Black, Off White and Sea Blue ~ Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.This writing desk with Queen Anne legs has the appeal of minimalist simplicity combined with elegant style. There’s only one drawer, the middle, with the drawer faces on each side being faux.

When refinishing with paint, glaze, and distressing, I chose Sea Blue for the drawer fronts, knowing they would pop out against Off White on the sides and legs.  With the top being painted Black, it was an easy choice to spray paint the original brass pulls Black for the tie in they would have with the top.

Distressing of all these surfaces revealed both the white primer and original wood tones. All the surfaces then received coats of water based polyurethane protective finish.

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