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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Best,

Grove Job Shop

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