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!


  1. Super cute desk! Blue is my favorite color.... in all of it's forms. : ) XO Nyssa

  2. The desk looks fabulous, Gertie!
    I also like the technique you used for the dresser very much.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Super cute & oh so favourite colour too! The writing desk and dresser looks FAB:)

  4. GORGEOUS! I'm in love with the desk style, and color! Thanks for sharing on Mauvin' Monday!

  5. Love those drawers and inside is so cute too!!

  6. Such a great find. So glad it fit in your car. You did a wonderful job with the desk and drawers!

  7. love the cute little chest, is that sanding through or touched up with tan? GREAT color! makes me want to get to one of the MANY projects waiting in the garage :)

  8. Loverly! The cute scrapbook paper really adds some umph! What a great idea. :)

  9. I love the little dresser! And I didn't know there was an "oops" section at Home Depot. I'll have to check that out. :)

  10. So cute, love it all... especially the dresser with cute drawers!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It & Win It Wednesday" at!

  11. The desk was cute to begin with, but now it's a superstar. Love the color.

  12. Ohmigoodness!!! I simply LOVE this. Such a great transformation. I'm featuring you next Monday evening!

  13. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

  14. Changing the color of the desk made it pop more. I really like the finish you put on the dresser.

  15. I love the finish of the dresser! I was so surprised to find it was the same colour as the desk because they look so different!

    - Claire

  16. Beautiful! I love the desk, chair AND the dresser :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  17. Gertie, I love this turquoise blue color! This turned out great!


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