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Vintage School Desk

Vintage Effect Wash™

Vintage School Desk
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Vintage School Desk

designed by Regina Davis

Make the grade this upcoming school year with an upcycled work desk painted with Vintage Effect Washâ„¢.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Grey (DCW18)
  • Turquoise (DCW12)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • painter's tape
  • 2" flat brush
  • screwdriver
  • school desk
  • screw driver


  1. Remove the top desk piece and sand the wooden surfaces. Clean and remove any other debris.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the wooden portions using Turquoise. Let dry. Once dry, tape off any wooden areas.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint all metal parts using Yesteryear. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once Yesteryear is dry, apply Grey. Remove the painter's tape and let paint dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Lightly sand the edges of the wooden areas, if desired, and re-attach the top desk piece.
    Step 4 Example