Here is the oak barley twist bureau.
I went for the Designers Guild ‘Duck Egg’ and used Annie Sloan ‘Old White’ on the trims. The desk area didn’t have one of those faux leather pads that are often found in old bureaus, so I added some French toile fabric, to make a paper rest, which is bordered with navy ribbon and a few simple handpainted scrolls.
I’m now undecided what to refurb next. Might go for a huge chest of antique drawers that I bought a few weeks back. I have just bought some Annie Sloan paint in a new shade called ‘French Linen’ and I think it will go really well with the drawers.