Updating old computer desk

07 Feb

For an extra touch of glamour, a vintage parlor chair was added.

Shop a similar look: Sherwin-Williams's Hazel 6471 (sherwin-williams.com)"I have a big, hugely functional Georgian Revival lawyer's desk in tired dry mahogany.

I sprayed the hardware first with the Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome and then gave it a really fine misting with the Rust-Oleum Universal Pure Gold (affiliate links). It ended up being a really pretty pewter, and because it has some dimension to it, it doesn't look so spray painted.

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The pieces were laminate, which usually isn't ideal, but I get tons of questions about how to paint laminate furniture, and I knew this would be a great chance to talk about it.

So let's talk about the actual process of painting.

It catches light and makes for a more interesting surface," says Carey Maloney.

Shop a similar look:"I found this chair in Florida on the Dixie Highway and fell in love with the high fretwork back.