After standing in my garage for a few days, I decided to do the same colors and technique that I did on that first little table on my blog....just a few posts back. So, after sanding away what little shine was left on her, out came my black and white paints.
Her legs and the stretcher bar......all painted white.
Then the top?? Painted black. So simple, right. But what a difference already.
In this pic, you can see that the white has been glazed. I took just about a spoonful of that same black paint, put it on a Styrofoam plate and then added just enough water to make an inky mixture. This was brushed over the white areas of the desk, allowed to set for just a few minutes, then wiped back with a soft cloth or paper towel........leaving the water stain in the cracks and crevices. Be sure to leave some on the entire white area to give it an aged look.
That's it. I did use some Johnson's Paste Wax on the top......rub it on, let set til it turns white, then buff it back. This'll give you a pretty sheen.
She's getting lots of attention in my shop, but no one has taken her home yet. Wouldn't she make a great computer desk?