Our style is hard to pin down...we love so many...
French, Gustavian, Mid Mod, Farmhouse...
Spanish/Mexican is definitely something different for us, though!
Great lines, right?
And we LOVE the rustic vibe it's got goin' on
We thought about painting it white for a nano-second,
but decided to honor the heritage of this Mexican import
We used five different shades of blue and green milk paint
and a rich, tomato red inside the big drawer
We applied layer upon layer
not waiting for each layer to completely dry
so the color variations flow into one another
The milk paint, as usual, did a spectacular job of chipping...
We used Antique Glaze from Amy Howard Home
applying multiple layers (it's a watery glaze, very subtle and build-able)
once that dried, we sealed with carnauba wax
This combination REALLY made the variations of color stand at attention!
The colors remind us of the ocean...ranging from deep blue to aqua, turquoise, and green
We left the chair in it's natural state,
only adding a bit of stain to add depth to the wood
The metal rivets along the back have been highlighted with shades of green and aqua
to mimic weathered copper's verdigris finish
Rustic and loaded with character, patina, and charm...
this desk is the perfect piece for a neutral room...
can you imagine all that chippy goodness
coupled with the warm wood of the chair
in an all white room?
You can find this charming desk set in our Etsy shop