Last summer I painted a vintage sewing machine desk a blue-gray and added gray antiquing wax. John had refinished the vintage sewing machine metal base. He cleaned it up and painted it black. I thought that looked nice against the blue-gray silver paint. The desk looked good in the room and I thought someone might use in a boy’s room as a desk. However, it did not sell and now I want to change it.
I haven’t yet decided if I might be better off just painting the metal legs white and laving the top as is. I have been thinking of a pale mint green color.
I am sure I want to change the legs/base and paint it white
I am thinking along the lines of the following:
Like I did with the Blue Lady foyer table.
I am sure I can get the look I want by spray painting the base creamy white and then added gold waxes. It is the top I am concerned with. The blue wood has been painted and sealed with hand-rubbed waxes. I am told I can I can paint over old cured wax with milk paint. Two very well know home bloggers have posted on this subject.- Marion of Miss Mustard Seed says yes and gives advice and another expert I looked at is the Purple Painted Lady ALSO has information on this technique. I have followed these experts for a long time now and trust their advice. I will post the new desk after I get back to Ohio and get it done!
Still wondering about the color…pale green? what do you think? Let me know
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