Vintage Typewriter Table

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A vintage typewriter desk gets a makeover...

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table
This table sat too long in my shop... 
it was time for a makeover!

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

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Rusty, dirty, and scratched.... The first thing I did was give it a good cleaning with Krud Kutter.

The next thing was a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.

When the paint dried I got to work on my postal image...

I traced a circle onto the desk and using stencils and a Sharpie paint stick, I added the lettering. 

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

For more info on adding a postal stamp check out my IKEA Cart Re-Make post.

The next step was to age the piece... I love using Rust-oleum decorative glaze.... 

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

The glaze gives it an antiqued finished as well as a protective coat.

While I was painting the desk I created areas of thick paint to create texture when it was glazed.

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

It creates a beautiful effect on the desk.

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

I repainted the rusty metal on the bottom shelf with a mixture I created of Barcelona Orange, Provence, and Graphite to create a brown that matched the brown metal paint on the desk. I protected the shelf with dark wax and the match to the legs was amazing!

The typewriter desk now has a beautiful image and antiqued finish.

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

And it quickly sold in the Homeroad Shop!

Vintage Typewriter Desk Table

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  1. Beautiful job on the vintage typewriter table Susan! I love the graphic!


  2. I've got one of these too just waiting for inspiration.

  3. What a lovely makeover, Susan! I'll be featuring your prodigal piece tomorrow. ;o)


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