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What have I painted with…

What have I painted with Shoreline?

This weeks featured color on the American Paint Company’s blog is Shoreline.  Last winter I finished up an antique secretary using Parchment and Shoreline.  I did not get a chance to share it with you all… and this weeks blog has motivated me to get it on my blog!

brown secretary deskIMG_3110
Al Stackhouse, a dealer at Northgate Antiques had this for sale a couple years ago and I jumped on it. The price was right and I knew it would be fun to give it a face lift.  She had some damage on the front of the drawers and one of the feet… but solid wood and great bones made her irresistible!




I first started with red on the inside and Parchment on the out side… then the desk sat for about a  year.



Last winter I was ready to start working on it again.  I added coat of Parchment on the outside and then used Shoreline for the inside, center and top.

antique painted desk


drawers waxed and antiqued

I painted the drawer pulls with Wild Horses, APC’s retired brown and then applied American Paint’s Clear Wax with APC’s Gold Mica mixed in!

drawer handle

I finished up the desk with Top Coat and a Desert Cactus glaze.

scroll work distressed

closs up of foot

ready for anew home

detail of drawer pulls

chair that matches desk


I hope you all enjoyed the transformation as much as I did creating it! She is in a new home enjoying a special place in someones heart!