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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Peacock Blue!!!

Hello Everyone...I hope this finds you all well. 

I have been busy as usual...SMILES!! The weather has been somewhat easier on me and I have been able to get out and PAINT!!

I had purchased this old desk at a junk shop months back and it has been in my barn since...I finally dug it out and started sanding on it...
Before sanding 







 OMG THAT WAS A JOB!!!  I had to let my arm recoup for about a week after that experience. At first I thought it had stick on liner on it...
and then I realized it was just a real good example of a REALLY BAD PAINT JOB!! The more I sanded the worse it got...


during the sanding process

Finally I just gave up and got out the Easy Off and let it do the HARD WORK!! 
 
 After they spent a little time together..my whole world seemed a little better...WINK, WINK... The sanding went along much easier and before you knew it...WA LA  bare wood!!
I had a few small repairs to tackle...drawers and legs glued back...and that was just about it. I put it back on the cart and back in the barn it went...like I said before...my arm had to recoup...

When the weather cooled again...I got out my handy dandy cart (a gift from my wonderful hubby) it makes hauling things like this a WIZ! 

I had found this Beautiful Turquoise (PEACOCK BLUE) paint and could not wait to get started. 

 
I loved how the color turned out.  I used the same hardware just updated with a Satin Caramel Metallic paint. 

And finally I decided to transform a Ant Chair I had in my booth that had not sold...it was Ant white with a striped seat...I wanted to pair it with the desk so I found some fabric and that is what lead me to the color for the chair.
 I think the pair go together perfect! The other colors, orange, yellow, pink, leave plenty of room for a very colorful room...BIG SMILES.

Well that is about it for me for now...I have a Antique chest of drawers I found on the side of the road and an Antique Cedar chest that I still have stashed in the barn...the weather is cooling...HOPEFULLY!!!  so be on the look out...MORE TO COME!!...

Thank you all for stopping by:

Charlene 

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