You probably remember the hard work that was required refinishing this desk…
and the ugly red/orange paint debacle I shared with you yesterday.
But on to happier times…
This desk that once saw tragedy is now a beautiful piece of work – in silver.
Martha Stewart Precious Metals Paint in the shade Silver Leaf finished off with Valspar antiquing glaze in Asphaltum.
Miraculously, the glass top survived our move from Los Angeles.
Here she sits alone in my office that will be decorated soon.
I just love her.
She’s a beautiful deep silver and the antiquing gives emphasis to all her curves and features…ornate feet, round sides and deep grooves.
This room is a little sitting area attached to our master bedroom. It will serve as my office and also as my dressing room. I can’t wait to blog away on my laptop here….or maybe also use her as make-up vanity. I can sit here like a queen for a day and powder my nose.
This area is still a blank canvas and needs lots of work. I haven’t really done much other than hang two pictures. So much to do including finding a chair and decorating more. I am thinking of making it very glam with a gallery of large ornate frames on a wall and maybe adding a fluffy rug.
If you are interested in using the Martha Stewart Precious Metals paint, it was a dream to work with in terms of quality and rich color choices.
However the metallic paint easily leaves brush and roller marks. I used a small dense foam roller designed to leave minimal marks and still had to be very cautious.
I found it best to use exceptionally thin layers to help reduce marks.
So I am dying to know…what do you think?! Do you like the silver?