I've had this beautiful antique vanity or desk in my garage for quite a few months and started working on it, but then stopped. I could not decide for the life of me what color I wanted to paint it! Sometimes I get so stuck with my vision. That's when a break is a good thing.
It's hard to see in these pictures, but the desk had been stripped and the wood was so beautiful that I could not bring myself to paint it:)
I contemplated different color combinations but finally this one sung to me.
A walnut stain was used for the top and the drawers, and left over latex paint for the body from some bookshelves I just painted.
I finished the piece with a couple coats of wax. I used minwax on the top and drawers for the first coat, which created a slight whitening which gives the top an almost faint white wash look, that ties in the two colors nicely.
It measures 18"d x 30"h x 42" w.