10.25.2013

History of Furniture 101


 So today in 
History of Furniture 101
we are learning about the Larkin Desk!

The Larkin Desk originated in the early 1900s and 
were given out with the purchase of $10 worth of products 
from the Larkin Soap Company.
{If only you could still get furniture from buying soap...}

Well this particular Larkin desk needed a good washing!
 It was stained, falling apart, and just kinda stinky!

 It needed some love!

And a few coats of Artissimo Milk Paint!

 Actually I painted it with Grain sack and then Artissimo.
 And then I distressed with a sanding block so the Grain Sack and wood would show through.

To add a little something special,
I decoupaged some vintage-y gold patterned paper in the inside.
 And I left the inside painted Grain Sack.
 I just love it!
 I think Artissimo is just the most fabulous color!


I wanted to share how different the color looks after applying a top coat.

I have been loving hemp oil as a top coat. 
It is so easy to apply. Requires much less elbow grease than wax. 
It creates such a buttery smooth finish and dries to a subtle shine.
The hemp oil makes the color so much richer and really adds depth to the finish.

Such a transformation to a great piece of history!

I'm looking forward to spending some time with this piece.
But it is looking for a permanent home.
Contact me if interested!

Thanks for stopping by!



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