Milk Painted antique roll top desk
Check out this adorable roll top desk! I loved the solid roll up top which revealed sweet little drawers and a pull out desk surface. I am sure it has seen many years of use and deserved a fresh makeover. I decided it was time to do something for myself and revamp my front entry. I love turquoises and teals so went with a few of my favorite milk colors to complete this project. Milk paint is perfect for antiques as I feel it gives an authentic look and finish in keeping with their age.
Miss Mustard Seed's kitchen scale is a favorite after I did this solid wood kitchen stool so I went with it for the exterior. In true milk paint nature the colors varied as the painting took place but again that is perfect on an old piece. Since I had sanded and scrubbed it well prior to painting, ONE coat was all it needed and it covered and stuck well to almost the entire piece.
A good sanding and couple coats of Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil and the outside was finished.
Now to work on the inside. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black for the pull out surface to ground the piece as well as give a durable finish to this flat possible high traffic surface.