Vintage 4-drawer Writing Desk

Duck egg blue chalk paint with a winter white glaze.

This is a great desk from the 1960's made of solid wood.


Vintage writing desk before.
Before.

Below is a photo of the drawer for file folders. The center divider is removable. You'll notice one of the handles is missing. Luckily the pieces were stuck inside one of the drawers. Someone previously made repairs to the dovetail joinery with a foaming adhesive. It did the trick but didn't look too good, so I sanded off the excess to clean it up.

File drawer with removable divider.
File drawer with removable divider.


After

The desk is painted in Duck Egg Blue and sealed with clear wax with distressing on the edges. Next I applied a wash of Winter White glaze to soften the color and add some more interest to the design. I painted the top in Pure White and sealed it with High Performance Top Coat.

Desk painted in duck egg blue chalk paint with a winter white glaze.

Side view of desk painted in duck egg blue.

Duck egg blue with accents in Pure White chalk paint.

The top of the desk is painted in Pure White chalk paint.

Supply List

Below are the supplies I used for this project. Some links are affiliate links.

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