Sharon recently converted a bedroom in her home into a home office.
She just had this L-shaped desk custom built,
it's still raw wood.
She has a storage armoire for her printer & office supplies,
and to the right, she just had wall shelves installed.
On the opposite side of the room, she has a reading area with
this little table...
and above it, this dark wall mirror.
All the construction is done,
and now she wants me to help give the room
a more unified look.
While the wood putty on the desk dries,
I will first tackle the mirror.
I started by painting the frame in a base coat of
Annie Sloan chalk paint in Country Grey.
When dry, I dry brushed French Linen over it.
Before I waxed it,
I used a wet rag to "wet distress".
I just lightly rubbed some of the edges to reveal the dark wood
beneath….And then I waxed with clear and dark waxes.
Now it matches the distressed wood look of the table top.
On to the desk...
I sanded where I had puttied,
and painted the desk and legs in three coats of
ASCP in French Linen. Then waxed.
The armoire has wicker/rattan inserts,
and since I knew they were going to really soak up the paint,
I first base coated everything in Country Grey.
After that, I added two coats of French Linen.
On the wicker portions,
I just dry brushed the French Linen over the base coat.
Here it is after waxing and a tad of distressing.
See how the woven texture reads so nicely in the panels?
Had I covered the wicker entirely in the French Linen,
it would read solid...
I think this is much more interesting.
…got a makeover!
He's back on his perch,
atop the armoire.
The room feels more cohesive now…
All the tones work together.
Enjoy your new office, Sharon.
Now get to work!