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Upcycled Metallic Typewriter Desk

Americana Decor® Metallics™

Upcycled Metallic Typewriter Desk
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Upcycled Metallic Typewriter Desk

designed by Mandy Gumbs

Update a typewriter desk with a metallic shine made with Americana Decor® Metallics™.

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Americana Decor® Metallics™

  • Champagne Gold (ADMTL02)
  • Silver (ADMTL13)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Rich Espresso (DA245)

Glues and Adhesives

  • Americana® Wood Filler (DS103)
  • Americana® Wood Glue (DS104)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • large flat brush
  • clean cloth
  • clamp
  • mask (protective)
  • stationary desk


NOTE: Sand lightly after each layer of paint for a smooth, consistent look. For best adherence of Metallics paint, sand lightly over the entire project and wipe off dust before beginning.

  1. Fill any holes in the desk with Americana Wood Filler.
    Step 0 Example
  2. If there are any splits in the wood, apply Americana Wood Glue and clamp. Let it dry for 30 minutes and wipe off any excess glue.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Sand lightly over where you will be applying paint.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the top and sides of desk with Champagne Gold and the drawer fronts Silver. After the first coat of paint, sand lightly with fine sandpaper. (Remember to wear a mask and to dust after sanding). Apply between two to three coats to achieve a solid metallic finish.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint along the desk edges with Rich Espresso.
    Step 4 Example