Thursday, October 21, 2010

my new old desk

"That's really blue" my husband says as we step back from my (finally!) re-painted desk.  "I wanted it blue" is my reply and that is that.
Remember that other project for another post that we had started back in July? (Yes, the one you can see Shawn sweating over in the sun with a paint scraper while I casually snap pictures from the shaded porch.)  It was one of those "quick and easy" projects that became one of those "big headache projects".  I bought this old vanity a couple of years ago for around twenty bucks.  It's not high-quality wood, it has a big chunk broken off of it's veneer top and the vanity compartment is falling off it's hinges; but I think it's cute and makes a good home for my computer or sewing machine or piles of papers and unfinished projects.
I wasn't interested in an expensive over-haul, I simply wanted to change the color. So I did.  I changed it to an apple green that looked more like highlighter yellow (you can see a bit of it on the floor in the top right of that photo -I never got around to photographing that phase of the project.  Or maybe I didn't want to.) I was saved from my poor color selection as the paint began peeling off in great sheets before we even went for a second coat.  The previous paint job was not going to cooperate with my plan.  So began the process of stripping, sanding, priming, hinge-fixing and re-painting, and three months later -finished!
my corner
And, yes, it is blue.


  1. I love it. We are about to start this venture with a purple bookcase that needs to be another color.

  2. I love it! And I love the fabric on the chair, too!

  3. I love how the top of the desk is white. It looks great with the blue.

  4. Love the color! It's amazing what paint can do to a cheap find - great job!


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