Tree Branch Desk Update

Tree Branch Desk Update

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 10th 2016

Branch out with this new furniture piece using Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • soft cloth
    • pencil
    • painter's tape
    • screwdriver
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • small liner brush
    • craft knife
    • school desk
    • drill and small drill bit
    • putty knife
    • 4" foam roller



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove all hardware and handles from the desk.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Remove any warped veneer with a craft knife and sandpaper. Fill the damaged spaces and unwanted hardware holes with Americana Wood Filler. Let dry. When dry, sand to level the surface.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Clean all surfaces of the desk with a damp cloth. Tape off any areas that won't receive paint with painter's tape. Using a 3/4" flat brush and a 4" foam roller, apply Lace to the entire piece. Apply as many coats as needed, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Tape off any sides of drawers with painter's tape. Paint the front and sides of the drawers using a roller and Lace.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Drill holes for the hardware placement. Attach the hardware temporarily to map out the branch. Lightly free-hand the outline of the branches on the piece of furniture. (For added realism, make sure that the branches get thinner as they climb higher.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Using a small liner brush, fill in the pencil design with Vintage.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Position a bird of choice from the Americana Feathered Friends Stencil onto a branch, as desired. Use painter's tape to hold the stencil in place and a cosmetic sponge to apply Vintage. Remove the stencil carefully while the paint is still wet.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Using a soft cloth, rub Clear Crème Wax over the entire piece. Cover all surfaces. Attach the hardware.
    16. Instruction #8