Roll Top Desk with Typewriter

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Today I'm working on a roll top desk using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Typewriter and a bonding agent.

This small roll top desk was adorable to begin with but I knew that painting it black would make it fantastic!

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I love Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint so I'm trying it with the bonding agent today because I didn't want the chippy look 
on this project.


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The paint went on smoothly and covered well in two coats... No chipping but I did have some white residue when the paint was wet which when I brushed it in went away. 

Possibly a little too much bonding agent, I never measure which is why I'm not a very good cook.


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When the paint was dry I waxed the desk with clear wax.

I added white glass knobs and I'm thinking about this drawer liner, after all, the color is called Typewriter...

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This cute little roll top desk is now an awesome little roll top desk.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. That IS an awesome roll top desk! I love what you did with it!

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  2. Typewriter is the most beautiful color! Love that paper in the drawer. Just perfect.

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  3. Love it, love the drawer, pinning tomorrow on big computer.

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  4. Oh my gosh - that is absolutely gorgeous !!!
    What a beautiful transformation and that paper in the drawers is just perfection
    ( I don't measure anything either - I eyeball everything - which is awful when you're hanging pictures LOL )
    xoxo

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  5. What a transformation~ That is just gorgeous!

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  6. Love the desk in Typewriter! Where do you find the papers you use for liners?

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  7. Another gorgeous makeover! You're on a roll!

    Jeanine

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  8. Jaw drop.... you took this piece from granny's garage to total stardom! What a now stunning piece! LOVE the drawer paper... perfection, Susan!

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  9. love the redo, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know, another great piece
    lauren

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  10. Hi Susan, the desk looks great, I have a desk similar to yours and I would like to paint it and I’m just not sure if I need to take it apart to paint the roll top or paint it intact. Would you be able to advise me before I start please.

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    1. Hi Libby, I did not take it apart. I just painted it while the roll top was down and was careful to reach all the way up inside with my paintbrush. Send me a pic I'd love to see yours! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Do you think you could use spray chalk paint or would it be too hard because of all of the small spaces?

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    1. I don't see why spray chalk paint wouldn't work. I would give it a try!

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