I picked up a Canadian built Queen Anne desk from a used furniture store in Oakville called Moveline Liquidations. You can find some very good quality wood pieces at Moveline for a great price. I went to the store with the intention of picking up a Queen Anne desk that I could paint out white. I wish I had a before picture! Instead, I was able to find a picture of a King Ed desk from the store’s website. It has the exact finish as the desk I purchased.
I sanded the desk a bit with sand paper and then painted it out using white furniture paint (paint + primer in one). I used a roller and paint brush for this project depending on the area of the table I was painting. To add a bit of flare to the white desk, I used a gold leaf paint pen around the edges. Easy I swear…anyone can do this.
I’m happy with the result, but even more happy that I was able to recycle this beautiful desk and give it a new home. It’s still a work in progress however. I may add a coat of polyurethane to prevent scratches, get a custom glass top made, add some funky printed paper underneath and perhaps install a new knob. I’ll keep you posted!