When I got this desk I wasn't sure how I was going to paint it. I new I wanted to stick to neutrals and I wanted to do more than one color. I wanted to keep the hardware because I they go very well and I love the noise it makes when you grab it and let go of it, I know it's a weird thing to like but just I can't explain it. By the way if you are wondering about the coffee table you can see how I painted it in ombre effect here.
And here is the desk in it's new painted glory. I sanded it and painted it grey with thick black and white stripes over the bottom drawers. I then sanded a whole lot to give it a rustic farmhouse look. I used several coats of poly and reattached the original hardware.
The inside of the drawers got some modern contact paper. I love doing a little something in the inside, I know a lot of people don't see it but it's a little happy moment when you open the drawer and see a little something fun in the inside.
I usually like doing a little staging pre-pictures but the process of prepping, painting, pictures, posting is so long that sometimes it's just easier to do away with the staging part. Maybe the next piece! Anyhow, this piece is available in my Etsy shop.