I very very very rarely paint with JUST white….but it really is perfect on this gold striped desk.
I purchased this piece fully painted in this neutral and antiqued white.
How could I not???
Just the shape of this piece alone called out to me!
I figured I would get it to the shop…..and repaint it if needed. But after careful inspection…I was pleasantly surprised with the existing paint job…
…and chose to only freshen it up with a light coat of Buttercream by Dixie Belle Paint and some heavy-handed sanding.
I then taped off the section above the top drawer…..as well as that amazing lower skirt…..in preparation for a playful stripe.
I chose Eternal Decor Wax by Redesign with Prima to stripe with…..as it’s a quick and easy method for stripes. See my short Painting Stripes with Furniture Wax tutorial here.
I used the leftover gold wax on my brush to add some gold shimmer shading around the drawer edges and the drop leaf.
I then used my finger to apply a bit more gold detail to feet, hardware and carved swags.
I sealed the entire piece in DB Clear Coat in Satin.
I absolutely love this desk.
It is feminine…..but not dainty!
It has a boldness and strength about it that I just love!
And the addition of the stripes keeps it from appearing too serious! #neutralwhimsy
It would make a great entry/foyer piece….and even could be used for a vanity with the drop-down desk portion. It is VERY heavy and VERY sturdy with a spacious inside!
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Shop: Gold Striped Bombay Desk
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