I’m delighted to reveal my writing desk redo.
Here is the before. This antique writing desk has been stained a light brown and was in very good condition.  But it just didn’t fit in with my other furniture.

All I had to do was give it 2 coats of white chalk paint, sanding in-between and then distress and polish.
All the handles and hardware were removed prior to painting.  I decided not to paint the inside of the bottom cupboard because I liked the darker wood contrast. 
I also added some of my favourite aqua polkadot contact to the back of the shelves.
And, the drawer.
Then added some pretty trinkets.

I also decided to stencil this gorgeous quote to the inside of the lid.
 I know it will make me smile every time I open the lid. 
And now I have a gorgeous vintage writing desk!
Just a reminder of the before and after. 
And, it goes perfectly with my Vintage Desk Redo which can be seen here
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  1. Love the pops of turquoise on you great chalk painted desk. Very useful, much happier in white.-Joy

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