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How to Paint a Shimmering Stone-Like Vanity

A rich mixture of warm green paint and paste, tinted in shimmering stone colors, transforms a desk into a sparkling vanity.

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turn lower portion of desk into vanity
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Desk for Painting

Remove the drawer pulls from the desk, sand and wipe it clean.

remove drawer pulls on desk,sand and wipe clean

Step 2: Apply Tinted Primer and Satin Finish

Brush and roll on 502 Grasslands tinted primer. Let dry.

Tape off the top of the desk, then brush and roll on the rest of 502 Grasslands Satin Finish. Let dry.

Paint colors:
Benjamin Moore 502 Grasslands tinted primer
Benjamin Moore 502 Grasslands in satin finish

for desk,brush and roll on tinted primer

Step 3: Mix Decorative Coating with Concentrated Colors and Apply

Mix Shimmer Stone Decorative Architectural Coating with Color Concentrate in Wet Cement and trowel or sponge on a solid coat on the desk top surface (Image 1). Let dry.

Step 4: Sponge on Pebble Beach Coating

Mix Shimmer Stone Decorative Architectural Coating with Color Concentrate in Pebble Beach. Sponge on the desk top creating an organic pattern (Image 2). Let dry

Step 5: Roll on the Varnish

Roll on MM dead flat varnish on top surface only.

Reattach drawer pulls.

turn lower portion of desk into vanity

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