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Upcycled Red Writing Desk

Add a touch of the shabby chic to your home office with the new FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Imperial, 8 oz.
Item #34153
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Antiquing, 8 oz.
Item #34171
Use over FolkArt Home Decor Paint to create an antique finish. Waterbase, non-toxic. Can also use on raw wood. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. Wipe back with cloth. Antique Wax will remain in the recesses of your piece to create an authentic, antiqued look. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.


Other Supplies
Desk of choice
1” flat brush
Medium grid sandpaper
Soft cloth


  1. Basecoat the stool with Imperial. Add a second coat. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand in areas where you would like to looked distressed. Wipe off.
  3. Add coat of Dark Wax on top. Allow to dry. Buff with a soft cloth.
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