Taupe and Lamp Black Desk & Chair Set

By Jennifer, Owner at Trillium Park Design, Olympia WA https://www.facebook.com/TrilliumParkDesigns/

This desk came to me with a brown painted finish with a fair amount of paint loss and the usual dings around the base.  I thoroughly sanded the desk, applied a coat of General Finishes Java Gel to the top, then used High Performance Top Coat for a durable finish.

I decided to putty the pull holes and update the Colonial/Early American hardware with ceramic floral knobs for a more modern feel. After priming I painted the desk with Sherwin Williams Solo paint in Utterly Beige.

I debated sanding and refinishing the chair I bought with the desk. The wood was in good shape and the back had some interesting grain and age to it. In the end, I thought Lamp Black would be a nice compliment to the desk without being too "matchy matchy." Like the desk, it too received a couple of coats of General Finish HPTC.


Project Category

Professionals Upcycled Furniture

Products Used

General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, Java Gel Stain, High Performance Top Coat
Sherwin Williams Solo paint in #6080 Utterly Beige

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