Friday, November 22, 2013

The Desk

My Mom in Love gifted me a desk a couple of years ago that I just love. It is small, I am short, and it is perfect for me to sit and write and do that chore we all hate, pay those bills.  I loved the color of green it was already painted but then I moved it into another room and I painted this room a shade of green which made it disappear into the background of the wall.  The chair was a gift also and the smaller size that I love.  I have not decided if I want to paint it or not, I like the seat but it does not really go with the new color I picked.

This is the first time I have used chalk paint and I did not use the brand everyone else has been using. I used paint from American Paint Company and the color is Surfboard. I did not really distress it a lot and decided to use a poly instead of a wax for the topcoat.  

I bought a set of the Martha Stewart adhesive silkscreens to stencil the feathers and I want to tell you there is such a difference in these and the stencil's I used years ago.  It was so easy and a quick project.

Should have taken the pictures away from the wall so you would not see the cold air vent where I have the desk sitting but I decided I might as well be real about it since that is where it sits. I have a wooden shelf and file box that I have given a coat of the same color to sit on the desk but I am going to do some decoupage and a different finish so I will show how I dress the top later.  

I could not believe how little of the paint I used and do not feel so bad about the price that I paid for a quart.  I think I need to buy a couple more colors and work on some more of the items I have piled in my work area waiting for a coat of paint.  

So glad that you stopped by!  Blessings from our home in the woods.


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Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

This piece turned out so darling! I love the little feather stencil too. Just the right touch of whimsy! Now at least paying your bills will a little more enjoyable!
Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dona said...

Nice Job on the desk! I love the color.

Bee Lady said...

I love the cor you chose for the desk. It's very soothing. And the feathers are perfect. Remind me of the old fashioned feather pens! Quills? Anyway very cute. I don't know if I would paint that chair or not. Need to see a picture of it next to the new color though.

Cindy Bee

Mama Spark said...

Love the desk B. Those feathers are a nice touch. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Holly said...

Very cute! Isn't the chalk paint amazing?? I do use the ASAP and love it. Love the wax too! But I'm thinking about making some of my own some day, just to see the difference!

Melody said...

I love how this turned out and the stencil is delightful

Bee Lady said...

Hey where ya at?!?!! Post something! Have a Merry Christmas!

Cindy Bee