I actually did this desk right before we went on vacation, but I'm just now getting around to doing a post on it. I have used this wreath applique on red shutters before with a very dark stain and I liked the effect much better than the way the desk came out, but be that as it may, it is ready to go. It's a simple drop leaf desk painted with Colonial Red by American Accents with an applique applied to the front of the desk to spruce it up a bit. Then I applied special walnut stain. For some reason the paint this time around was a little too shiny and my stain did not darken well which would have given it a more old world feel.
To give the desk a little contrast, I had my husband paint the inside with Heirloom White also by American Accents. It's a simple makeover, and now is the time to sell desks as the school year is starting so off to the shop it goes.
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