As I have said many times I love being able to turn something not so pretty into something beautiful and I am just "tickled pink" over my latest remake.
I have shown you this desk before. When I bought it at Goodwill for $9.99 the worker reminded me there are no returns on furniture. I think he thought I was totally nuts. The chair has been in my garage for years and to me just looks like the perfect match to the desk. I had a vision for this poor broken (and chewed by a dog) desk and my vision came to life.
Don't you just love it when visions come to life?
This was not an easy project. Jerry had to make a piece to fix the broken drawer--thank goodness for handy husbands! The desk was filthy so it was a big job just to clean it. It took me 3 days of painting. The weather wasn't cooperating (too cold for paint to dry) and so I moved my dining table out and my project into the dining room. I really was anxious to work on this desk!
I knew this piece was going to bleed through the paint and boy was I right. I was glad I knew to use Zinsser primer. After that was the fun part--using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White and Antoinette.
Once again I painted the upholstery and I love how it looks. I was pleased with how nice the stripes turned out too!
I had fun putting stripes on the top and the very bottom of the desk too.
Thank goodness for Edgelock technology--the lines came out perfectly!
I also did some crackle on the drawers--I have always loved the cracked paint look.
I added an applique which I added a little color to and love how it looks.
The sun hitting the glass knobs I added make it look like they light up!
I just couldn't be more happy with it!
I feel really blessed to have such pretty things on my Kool Aide budget :)
Another thing I am feeling blessed about is the 2nd birthday of our cats. Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile will remember the kittens we rescued at 10 days old and bottlefed.
It seems like yesterday they looked like this...
and now they are two! Time flies!
Happy Birthday to our sweet Phoebe and Fez! Also to their brother and sister who live with Janae...Levi and Lulu :)
I don't know how Janae gets them to keep their birthday hats on--lol
I am almost done with my outdoor living space so soon I will share the whole area with you. I just love spending time out there.
Thanks for visiting!