Hi everyone, hope your week has been going well. Today my son is graduating from 5th grade, so I am a little emotional, I can't believe how fast time just goes by, a very bittersweet feeling indeed.
I have been working for the past couple of weeks on our office/ craft room makeover. This room was in complete chaos, just when I thought that it was ok, everyone would go in there, and make the biggest mess of papers, books, fabrics, toys..everything we wanted to store would just go in there, and the doors would get shut after, so that I would not get reminded of the mess that awaited me. Seriously, it was stressing me out, because I am such a clean freak. I first started by donating the dining table I was using as a desk, and cleaned everything out of the room, into the game room. I then started working on my first project, the two desks.
|Here is the room in all it's glory. One desk had been painted white already, while the other awaited it's makeover.|
I originally had gotten them when we first moved to Texas, and I was set on homeschooling my kids, well, that did not turned out too well, and the desks were forgotten, and used to store things above them instead.
I decided to use Annie Sloan in Bright White, for two reasons: first, I wanted a crisp, white look to them, and second, I so did not want to prime them, too much work, I think that alone makes ASCP worth it. I did two coats on each, but once I was done, I thought about adding an accent color on them. I had seen Kate use this color and this type of paint on a dresser, and I fell in love with the color. It took me about a week to buy the paint though, because I wanted to keep the cost down, and I had already purchased a very expensive ASCP. I am just letting you guys know, Benjamin Moore has raised their prices on their paint...I literally had a big O on my face when they told me the price. But I also wanted to paint other furniture in this color as well, so I decided to get it.
I have to admit, this paint, by far is the best paint I have seen out there for furniture. Really, I am starting to think it can kick ASCP to the curve. Sure, it should be primed and all, but I did not prime the parts I used it in, in fact, I had already applied wax to them, so they were kind of sticky, and it still dried to a hard, smooth finish. LOVE IT!!! And the color is so pretty, a true robin's egg blue, the name is Thunderbird.
|New hardware from Hobby Lobby.|
And here is the before:
I hope you like the desk makeover, I will be back next week to show you what else I have used my new favorite paint on...warning: it may be every single furniture I own ;)
Have a great weekend everyone.
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