If I could choose one DIY project that I’m particularly proud of, that would be my desk. I practically took it out of my in-laws’ trash pile. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I had heard about this awesome weathered crackle paint and was on the lookout for something to use it on. (Never mind that usually it’s the other way round:))
It was quite ugly… Right? It took about 3 days and 3 coats for this baby to look decent.
It’s not perfect by any means. The bottom drawer looks a bit smudged. Lesson learned – use a think layer of paint!
Crackle paint allows you to achieve this distressed, weathered look without time or damage. I bet ya that’s what they use at Pottery Barn… (maybe… I really have no clue)
* Lowe’s has different colors and pattens for this. They have little cards that show the final product and tell you what set to get. A couple of tips: use a roller brush for smoother application and don’t be frugal with paint.