Good Questions: How To Paint This Desk?

Good Questions: How To Paint This Desk?

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 24, 2006

Hello AT,

I need some advice on what type of paints and sealant to use on my pine desk. I am going to paint the top in a Bloomsbury-inspired design with the wood grain showing through. Then I want to give it a clear matte finish so we can use it in the kitchen and wipe up spills easily.

I've been using books about the Bloomsbury artists and their homes, especially "Charleston" by Bell/Nicholson, to inspire me. I am trying to adapt their child-friendly, cozy, books and art style to our 1,000 sq ft cottage in the East Bay.

Thanks! Ann

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