Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® transforms a home office desk in a budget friendly refresh

I adore using paint to transform spaces. It’s the easiest, most sure fire and cost efficient way to make a statement, right before your eyes.  Enter Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, and my love affair has been taken to an entirely new dimension.  I magically transformed my classic black desk to Tiffany Blue with the stroke of a brush, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, in Provence.

My love affair with her paint line started with my bathroom floor. No stripping, sanding or priming and my bathroom and home office floors looks amazing. HELLO, I am a believer!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makes my old big box ceramic floor look like a custom flooring in Old White and Paris Grey.

Diamond pattern in French Linen and Old White

Diamond pattern shown in French Linen and Old White.


Enter the home office desk refresh project

After painting the harlequin diamond pattern on my floors in French Linen and Old White, it needed a punch of color. I narrowed my choice between Provence and Ducks Egg Blue. I selected the bolder blue of Provence to add some serious punch to my home office.

Did I mention that I didn’t have to strip, sand or prime the desk? My friends at Wood Creations Furniture had all the supplies and expert advice that I needed to take my desk from ordinary to extraordinary. I purchased a quart of paint in Provence, Annie Sloan wax and a brush for sealing and soft cheese cloth for buffing.

Let the process begin

I washed the desk with Dawn® dish detergent, twice, for a clean surface. From the first paint brush stroke, I knew I selected the right color. It’s like watching magic happen right before your eyes. I applied two coats of paint and let it dry during the night.

Desk shown in black before receiving a makeover    Desk transformed with Provence. Desk shown in black before painting.

The next day, I pulled out my wax brush and sealed it with Annie Sloan wax and buffed it to a buttery rich finish with cheesecloth. There are a variety of videos online to watch for tips and techniques to transform spaces and places. Check out my desk! Hello Tiffany Blue, you are beautiful!

Provence brightens my desk giving it a new look.