Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Desk Inspired by a Plate...

happy sunday everyone! hope this weekend has been full of fun, family and projects! so, my mother-in-law has this desk and it was cute as is...but she re-decorated her spare room last year and wanted me to re-do(you could say it will be twice loved;^)! the desk to coordinate. so we finally got it over here and i couldn't wait to get crackin' on this project, it's such a cute desk and chair- i wish it was mine! even before i painted it! i just love the style and shape of it. anyway, we decided to use this plate as inspiration. and i was inspired!!! these are not colors i would normally use in my decor, but i can appreciate all colors and styles of decorating- and i have to toot my own horn and say, "i love how this turned out!" toot-toot! it was soooo hot here today, that i brought the desk in and pushed my dining room table and chairs aside and got to work. i had already spray painted the legs and apron and the chair with RUST-OLEUM'S ULTRA COVER 2X COVERAGE. can i just say I LOVE THIS PAINT! it's no lie it does what it says, covers as well as 2 coats w/ just one! i also painted the top w/ a custom mixed (meaning i mixed it myself w/ left over paint i had laying around!) yellow i call "chamois". so all i had to do was the red border, which i also custom mixed to match the plate- it came out a little darker, but that's okay. then i textured the red border by painting it and then smushing crumpled up wax paper on top of, then i painted it again and glazed the entire top and then i painted the flowers and the ferny looking things and the tiny hummingbird. after all the details were painted on, i glazed the whole thing again w/ a metallic glaze i made at home. it was so much fun! i know it's not on my list of things to do this summer, but it was one of those "just for fun" projects and it's for my mil! i hope she loves it! she's out of town on vacation right now, so i can't wait to see what she thinks when they get back. thanks for visiting me and i'll be linking up to these lovely blog parties; show and tell friday
and feature yourself friday and the csi projectVisit
metamorphosis monday and
and here too- All Thingz Related AND the inspired room


  1. you are so talented! I feel like I haven't seen you in forevah!

  2. Oh my gosh - you did SUCH a great job!! The desk turned out even more beautiful than that plate. :)

  3. y'all are too kind! i love all of your sweet comments! (i know, i'm not southern, but i kinda secretly wish i was! so many of you bloggy moms are from the south, just reading your stuff makes me want to talk like y'all!)

  4. Beautiful! I wish I had the ability to paint beautiful flowers!


  5. It's so pretty! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!

  6. You are so talented! What a great inspiration plate to use. Thanks for sharing at the PoPP.

  7. Loving your blog. Thanks for sharing.


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