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Lamp Black & Rustic Top

Here’s a closer look at our newest listing.  Our antique black writing desk is such a cool piece and would shine as an entry table, office desk, accent table or even a sofa table.


This piece was painted in ‘Lamp Black’ by General Finishes.  I’ve been dying to try their paint and this is my first project using their milk paint line.  I have heard so many great things about this paint and thought it would be good to try something new – so glad I tried it and can’t wait to use it again on another piece!  I decided to use my favorite Annie Sloan clear wax to seal and protect the paint finish.  General Finishes does have a clear top coat that they offer, but for this project I decided to stick with the furniture wax.


For the top, this table had seen some better days for sure.  It’s such an old piece, however as I started sanding it I loved the old rustic look of the wood.  Each old mark or line just seemed to tell a story to me and I decided I wanted to highlight this and also create a bit of a contrast against the dark black paint by leaving the wood in its natural patina and sealing it for protection with a satin polyurethane.

After finishing and sealing the top this piece needed some fresh new hardware.  I chose silver drawer pulls from Anthropologie.  I love these simple, elegant pulls and think they look perfect against the dark painted finish.


Hope you enjoy this beautiful antique piece!  Visit our shop today to see our other available pieces or send us a message about creating a custom order with a favorite piece from your home.


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