Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feeling a Little Blue

This ladies writing desk showed up on one of the local FB swap shops.
I fell in love with her,
but didn't message,
as I didn't think it would fit in the car.

After a few days,
the desk was still listed online,
with only a few posts,
but nobody showed any real interest in her.

So I drove to pick her up,
hoping that she'd fit in the car.

Luckily, the legs didn't even have to be removed.

After a coat of paint,
a little distressing (aka destressing me),
and a coat of Minwax,
she was all blue and ready to go.

It was raining, so these photos are taken inside the antique mall. 

Paula, the owner, asked if I'd like to put her in the front window,
so now here she is,
gracing the front window of the Summer Hill Antique Mall.

I also used the same paint on a little three drawer dresser.

The finished product looks very different,
but the only two differences in application were that
the desk received two coats
while the dresser only one
& the dresser was sanded much more than the desk.

The scrapbook paper is from Hobby Lobby.
(I love this paper!)
The knobs are salvaged from the dresser I painted here.

I really love this blue.
It's a "custom mix" aka oopsie special -
1 qt light tan
2 sample pots bright blue
1 sample pot white -

Shaken, not stirred,
in a huge cottage cheese container.

I love the ooops section at Home Depot!

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