Good Morning Guys,
Happy New Year
Welcome to my first post of 2012. Thanks to all who stop by and spend time with me each week. I started this blog in May and have been truly inspired by my fellow bloggers.
Kim from Too Much Time On My Hands did a fabulous desk makeover using a decoupage technique.
The finished desk was so awesome. You can find the desk picture on my Pinterest Beautiful Furniture board.
I’ve always wanted to try this technique so I dove right in without, I have to say, very much preparation.
Boy, I wish I had read several tutorials before I started.
Kim, I humbly bow to your expertise and adventurous spirit.
This desk was a real cheapy. I picked it up at the Nashville Flea Market in November.
Cute, but nothing special.
My Technical Specialist (hubby) had to do some nailing and gluing on the frame.
I had this chair in my stash of thrift store finds. How about that color choice.
Ya’ll know how I love bright colors. I had these colors on hand.
The Honeydew is a Behr Satin and the Fuchsia is a special mix I used for a client project.
It is Olympic One, primer and paint.
I purchased this decoupage medium about 6 years ago in Florida and never had the urge (nerve) to use it.
It has been in our workshop through hot summers and cold, cold winters.
I’m going to blame the air bubbles and other flaws in my project on out of date supplies.
I also filled the hardware holes with wood putty and sanded them smooth after the putty dried.
My final step in any project is drilling new holes if necessary and installing the hardware.
The fabric is from a curtain panel I purchased at the Goodwill Store for $3.99.
I like to paint the inside of the drawers.
Usually they are stained up and I have to admit it is easier to paint them than to line with paper.
I put 3 coats of Mod Podge on the fabric and then I coated the desk and the drawer fronts with Minwax Polycrylic.
Even though I had fits with this project, I love the way it turned out.
You will notice there are no close-ups of the drawer fronts.
Don’t you love the glass knobs.
So much better than the old hardware and only a $1.25 each.
I also ordered a new camera last week.
Some of these pictures are with my old camera some with the new camera.
I purchased a Canon S95 Digital Point and Shoot. I’m not proficient enough for anything more technical.
I had a Canon before this last camera and really love the ease of use and sharpness of the photos.
I want tell you the brand of my last camera, but I was not happy with it.
I didn’t Photoshop or edit any of these photos except for adding the watermark.
Lately I have spent endless hours editing photos.
Let me know what you think of the project and also the quality of the photos. I get a little sad when I have no comments.
update 8/5/13….8 paint projects using latex paint