Fireworks and BeachBold and Beautiful Beach Glass and Fireworks Red


Lovely Curvy Desk

Lovely Curvy Desk

If there is anything I love as much as painting a beautiful buffet it’s a curvy sexy desk/vanity. I found this beauty on a local  swap meet facebook page. I wanted it. The photo shows that it has a bit of veneer damage, no problem! What a great piece to use with my new American Paint Company colors.


Turns out, this booger had more peeling veneer that I thought, that’s what I get for buying out of a darkish storage locker (you know I would have bought it anyway:-)


No problem, plastered this baby smooth and off we went.

IMG_3090No agonizing over color this time. I knew I’d step out of my white/gray comfort zone. It was easy to do with the oh, so yummy American Paint Company color choices. The desk will be Beach Glass and a pop of Fireworks Red inside the drawers. When you open a drawer it will be like, “Whoa”

IMG_3084Yep, this is how I roll. Remember with APC all natural paints there is no brush dipping. The paint I’m working with is in the Solo cup. Beer comes after (in clean cup :-))

I dip my brush in water as I go to avoid brush drag. That’s my dipping water in the snap top container.

IMG_3098I chose APC Dark Antiquing Wax to finish off the Beach Glass. It is the cleanest, healthiest wax on the market. I wax indoors without a respirator.

IMG_3099No need for Clear Waxing first. It’s not greasy, doesn’t stain, doesn’t drag. It brushes on smooth as silk.

IMG_3107This is the wax drying next to unwaxed drawers. See how it deepens the color?

IMG_3108I use this handy drill brush to buff the wax.

IMG_3239The Fireworks Red is so gorgeous I did the top finished in Clear Wax. I like the bright red, dark wax would have toned it down.

IMG_3243Wait, let’s do the keyhole too! Look at the bling I found. Perfect match…I’m getting over excited now.

BAM Bold and Beautiful Beach Glass and Fireworks Red.






3 Comments to “Bold and Beautiful Beach Glass and Fireworks Red”

  1. Meredith T Hess says:

    I love the colors you used it is beautiful!

    • Donna says:

      Thank you Miss Meredith, these colors are outside my comfort zone but I love how it turned out and the new owner loves it too.

  2. Cheryl roy says:

    This color combination has always been a favorite of mine. As well as buffets and pieces with sexy curvy lines! Love that American Paint Company product line!

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