Child's Vintage Rolltop Desk

Child's Vintage Rolltop Desk

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 8th 2018

Here's a child's desk awash with charm using Vintage Effect Wash™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • sandpaper
    • paintbrush
    • small craft brush
    • clean cloth
    • rolltop desk


    1. Prepare the desk by removing drawers and gently sanding surfaces. Wipe away the grit and sanding sawdust residue. (If there is a chair, do the same to the chair.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the desk's outside surface with Grey and then wipe excess off with a dry rag and/or brush until the desired look is achieved. Repeat if necessary. Using White, dry-brush from the outside in creating an ombre effect. Wipe excess away as necessary using the dry rag and/or brush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. For the desk inside, paint the surface Pink using the craft brush and wipe off the excess using a dry rag and/or brush. Paint the center of the inside with White, working the paint out to the edges using a dry rag and/or brush and making the furthest edge the most pink.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Repeat the step above for the chair. (See photo for color placement.) Allow to dry and highlight and touch-up paint, where needed.
    8. Instruction #4