Come see the dramatic transformation this desk went through to become the beauty it is today! Heidi from Lily Field Furniture used Rocky Mountain and Tough Coat to complete the project.

Hello Country Chic Readers! This desk has to be one of my favorite before and afters in a long time. It was one of those projects that went relatively smoothly and made for a huge dramatic difference by simply adding some paint!

BEFORE:

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I knew from previous experience that the water rings had a high chance of bleeding through the finished paint. Because of this I took extra steps in my prep to avoid that headache. After sanding down the entire desk lightly with 220 grit sandpaper I applied 3 light coats of shellac to the entire piece.

Once I was finished with prepping the desk I took my Country Chic beeswax bar and rubbed over all of the leaf detailing and edges of the desk. This makes for super easy distressing later on. I’m all for anything that makes my job easier!

For color, my client wanted a grey color. I had recently finished a side table in Cobblestone for this family and so I talked them into a darker color- my new favorite, Rocky Mountain. It’s the most beautiful charcoal grey with just a hint of blue. I am totally in love with it!

AFTER:

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Dramatic Desk Transformation #DIY #furniturepaint #desk #paintedfurniture #countrychicpaint #homedecor #homeoffice #charcoal #gray - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I just love the finished product, don’t you? After painting and lightly distressing I sealed the desk with Tough Coat for added protection.

Quite the dramatic before and after, isn’t it?

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!