Friday, January 13, 2012

Computer Desk

Hello blog world.  Yes, I'm still alive, thank you.  It's been since I opened up my Etsy store that I've posted.  I really got slammed during the holidays and it was fun to see what everyone was ordering.  I've added a lot of new items and prints for Valentine's Day so check it out when you can.  I also have some dictionary paper wreaths for sale like the one I did the tutorial on.

 I wanted to show you my computer desk I just painted today.  This old, particle board (yes, particle board) desk was Michael's when he was growing up.  I guess we've just taken it with us each time we moved.  It was in my closet for years holding my stamping supplies but I brought it out when I rearranged the study.   I just can't find another desk I like more.  It's the perfect size for the space we have down to the centimeter.  I don't need anything fancy, just functional... Prepare yourself...

Told ya.  It's pretty janky.  
Anyway, I had good intentions of painting it, but just didn't get around to it.  Plus, my computer desk is not known for being tidy so you never really saw the top. was the day.  I got out my Annie Sloan paint and painted it Paris Gray.  I do a lot of work with dictionary paper so I wanted to cover the top in it.  I used Mod Podge and laid some pages down.  I finished the top and sides with Finishing Wax.  Done.  Easy.  A little better.

So don't give up on those old, narly pieces just yet.  They might have a little life left in 'em.
Have a great weekend!


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