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Two Toned Farmhouse Desk Makeover With Country Chic Paint

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

(These products were so kindly sent to me by Country Chic Paint but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

Today I have such an exciting project to share with you guys! I have been dying to get my huge vintage desk done and it’s finally complete!  


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TWO TONED FARMHOUSE DESK MAKEOVER WITH COUNTRY CHIC PAINT



Come check out how I transformed this old vintage desk with a gorgeous dusty blue green color from Country Chic Paint!

I got this bad boy off of Facebook Marketplace for $20, steal!





Follow along with me as I paint my vintage desk with Country Chic's color in Dune Grass!



I reached out to Country Chic Paint for this project to see if they wanted to work with me on my vintage farmhouse desk makeover, and when they said yes I was ecstatic!  I was so pumped to finally try out their clay based paint for the first time, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed at all.

I searched their site and there are 35 amazing colors to choose from, so it was a STRUGGLE to choose just one for this specific project. 

 If you know me, you know I pretty much stick to white furniture in my home so this was way out of my comfort zone. But, I knew I wanted to branch out and use a gorgeous new color.  I am so happy I did!

Finally, after going back and forth with so many color options, I chose this gorgeous dusty blue-ish green color called Dune Grass for the body of the desk.  You'll have to keep reading to see what I did to the rest😉

About Country Chic Paint Company And Their Products:


-Clay Based Paint
-Low Environmental Impact: Zero VOC's, labels printed on recycled paper, left over paint is properly recycled
-A portion of their profits are donated to help provide meals to families in North America

Um that's AMAZING!!!

Now let’s get into the makeover!

Products Used:

Knobs

Step One: Prepping The Furniture


To start, I took off all the old hardware, filled in the existing holes with this, since I was adding different knobs, and sanded that down once it was dry.  After, I just measured where my new knobs will be and drilled the new hole with my cute Pink Power Drill!





I sanded down the whole top of the desk with my orbital sander since I was going to be staining it.  Typically if you are using gel stain you don’t have to sand down old finish, but since I could not use an oil based stain under their Toughcoat I sanded everything down!  


Check out how I sanded down the existing finish on this vintage desk and re stained it in a gorgeous walnut color!

So keep in mind if you are going to use any of their topcoats for a project, you cannot use wax or any oil based products underneath.

After SO much sanding and smoothing I cleaned the whole piece really well with an all-purpose cleaner to remove any grime and saw dust that was left over.

Step Two:  Staining The Top


I decided to stain the top in this pretty color called Alluvium because I knew I wanted a two toned look. So I picked up a water based stain that is tinted to this color from my local Sherwin Williams.  



After staining, I used Country Chic's Limestone furniture glaze to give it a nice subtle white wash!


Check out how I used this Limestone furniture glaze from Country Chic Paint to give the top of my desk a fun white wash!

To seal the stain after I let it completely dry, I used Country Chic’s Toughcoat.  I chose this topcoat because it is water resistant, and since I will be using this desk as my vanity I knew I wanted it to be as protected as possible.  

This is a great option for kitchen or bathroom cabinets, dining room tables, or really anything you want to be protected from water.  Though, it is not recommended for counter tops!


I used this water resistant top coat called Toughcoat from Country Chic Painter the top of my desk and the finish was amazing!

Step Three: Painting


My favorite part, painting! Like I mentioned earlier I am using this beautiful color called Dune Grass.  It is such a pretty color and I am so glad this is the one I chose for this piece!


Check out how I used this gorgeous dusty blue green color to transform my vintage desk!


I painted it using this brush they sent me and it was seriously the best paint brush I have ever used.  NO.BRUSH.STROKE.MARKS. Yea, I'm hooked and need more immediately!

After the paint completely dried I sealed it with some clear wax I had from a previous project!

Step Four: Lining the Drawers


I wanted to be a little ~extra~ on this project and line the inside of my drawers to make them pretty and to cover up some existing stains.

I got this adorable floral wrapping paper off of Etsy from ChristineGardnerShop and I love it!  I think it just adds a little something and gives it a cute little surprise when you open the drawers!

I just used some Mod Podge to glue it down and then put a coat of Mod Podge over the top!

For a more detailed tutorial you can keep your eye out for a blog post on how I did this coming soon! #shamelessplug

Step Five: Adding The Hardware


After everything was dry I put my new cute white knobs on I got from Home Goods and it was complete!

Now time for the closeups!


Follow along with me for this two toned farmhouse desk makeover using Country Chic Paint's products!

Follow along with me for this two toned farmhouse desk makeover using Country Chic Paint's products!


Come check out how I transformed this old vintage desk with a gorgeous dusty blue green color from Country Chic Paint!


See how I updated this thrifted desk with some chalk style paint, stain, and knew white knobs!


See how I added floral paper to the inside of my desk drawers for this farmhouse desk makeover!



See how I updated this thrifted desk with some chalk style paint, stain, and knew white knobs!


See how I updated this thrifted desk with some chalk style paint, stain, and knew white knobs!


See how I updated this thrifted desk with some chalk style paint, stain, and knew white knobs!

What do you think? I am in love with how this turned out and I can’t wait to finally have a spot to do my work!  




I am so happy I got to try out this company's products, I am seriously blown away by all the great things about them as a company and their products!

Thank you to Country Chic Paint for sending me these products to complete my vintage desk makeover! They also sent me another color that I can’t wait to show you guys that I am using on another fun piece.

Find a local Country Chic retailer here!:) 



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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful transformation Meg, Dune Grass looks AMAZING on that piece!Thanks for thinking of us when working on this project!

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    1. Thank you so much! Couldn't have done it without your amazing products!!

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  2. Just gorgeous! Love the paint tones and especially the paper in the drawers ��. Amazing job!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  3. Did you only need the one 16oz container of Dune Grass for this project? Also, any recommendations on painting the vintage medal pulls that came on the desk I bought? Thanks!

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    1. Yep! Their paint has great coverage and goes a super long way! My desk was massive and only needed a 16 oz jar! And Country Chic Paint can be used on metal pulls and they also have some metallic creams that is perfect for something like that!

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  4. I have this exact desk and am thinking of painting it. The veneer on the top was peeling off so I took the rest off just on the top. I'm wondering if I should try to remove it on the rest of the desk. Did you just sand the veneer or did you take it off?

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    1. Hi! Mine actually wasn't veneer on top! It was all solid wood, so I just had to sand it down to remove any of the old stain! But, I do recommend removing the veneer on your piece. Just get a towel damp with water, let it sit on there for a couple of hours and then take a hot iron and heat up sections of the towel, take the towel off and peel off your veneer. The combination of those things should loosen the glue and help you remove it easier! I don't recommend sanding it because it will leave your surface uneven! Let me know if you have anymore questions, and I can't wait to see your finished desk!

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