Some time ago a bought a sweet writers desk at a local garage sale. After sitting in my studio for about 6 months I went to retrieve it and start working on it and it was in two pieces! I’m not sure how or when it happened but it stayed there in pieces. Until now, that is, after deciding to make it into a Farmhouse Stand.
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- Wooden Crate – I bought my crate in Typo
- Chalkpaint – I used my milk and duck egg chalk paint
- Paint brush
- Deco Art Graphite Paper
- Deco Art 8″ x 8″ Industrial Element Stencil
- Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint
- Stand – You can find them at recycling centers
- 120 grit sander block
- Wax to seal
I gave the stand 2 coats of Duck Egg Blue chalk paint and then distressed, using my 120 grit sanding block. Once I was happy with the overall effect I waxed to seal.
Then using a wooden crate that I had from Typo I gave it 2 coats of my milk coloured chalk paint and then distressed. It was originally all natural wood and then a strip of Aqua around the bottom but it was getting all scuffed up and needed to have a little spruce up!
I felt that the front of the box needed something, as it was looking to plain jane, so I printed out the word Farmhouse onto an A4 piece of paper in my favourite font. Then using the transfer paper I traced around the outside of the lettering.
I then used my No2 Round brush and blocked in the lettering! Marking the centre of the base of the box I drilled four holes as guide holes to attach the box to the stand. Then centring up the centre of the box with the stand, I drilled in some screws to secure the box to the stand.
Once I was happy with the design, I then took to it with my 120 grit sanding block until I achieved a nice distressed look.
Then, of course, to finish off and seal in all of the yumminess I gave the entire piece a wax!
I popped some faux hydrangeas into the wooden crate!
And there you have a Farmhouse Stand, all made from a broken writing desk and a crate from Typo! Don’t worry I made a fun little side table out of the top of the writing table!