A friend gave me an antique desk she was getting rid of. I think it dates from around the 1940's. This is actually the desk ( and my junk)I have that is very similar, because I forgot to take a before picture of the one I painted!
I wanted to do an antique green finish to update it and make it more of a show piece.
First a coat of paint I bought for $4 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Someone asked me a while ago what color green paint I normally use and it's Ben Moore Pear Green 2028-40.. but I do age a lot of things which mutes it,so if some one was going for straight green, Wales Green which is right before it on the same strip. It is really pretty and apple-y too.
Here's a picture after the art but before I aged it. I took some pictures in natural light so you could see the true color. It's amazing how much the flash changes colors and makes them look so much colder than in person.... And here is after the aging.
Natural light and closer to true color
Normally I change the knobs out, but I actually put the old ones back on; they just seemed to fit. I promised a while ago I was going to do a tutorial on making patterns for furniture and I still am! Stay tuned :)!