I purchased this waterfall desk at the thrift store way back last October, before the leaves had all fallen but after our first dusting of snow (as evidenced by the ‘before’ photo).

I mainly loved it for those fabulous handles. Aren’t they awesome?

How to Paint a Nautical Desk

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That gorgeous shade of navy blue on the desk is Dixie Belle’s In the Navy.

I used two watered down coats of paint because I find that is the best technique for getting really full and smooth coverage with the Dixie Belle paint.

After distressing the edges by lightly sanding them, I used clear wax for the top coat over the paint.

What do you think of this nautical style desk makeover?

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How to Paint a Nautical Desk

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Q is for Quandie

Linda is the creator of Q is for Quandie. She loves finding a beat up old piece of furniture and transforming it into something fabulous. There is just something supremely satisfying about taking a banged up, vintage item and turning it into something that someone out there is going to totally love.

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