I loved this desk the moment I saw it.
I loved it even more when I got it for $15.00.
What I didn't love was the colour and the bubbling veneer.
(sorry I was sanding when I remembered to take the before picture)
Found a chair for $5.00 to go with the desk and I was set to paint.
I mixed up some of my leftover ASCP colours.
with a touch of
Duck Egg Blue
and painted the whole desk.
I forgot to deal with the bubbling veneer in my excitement to paint this baby.
I took a knife and made a slit down the bubble on the side and filled it with wood glue.
Then I weighted it with some art books and decided
that wasn't heavy enough so I added some Dewalt tools.
(made total sense at the time)
When it was dry I sanded it down smooth and repainted that area.
It worked like a charm.
Next I thought I would make the drawers stand out a little and added a half circle design that was inspired by these plates from pinterest
I used the end of a new pencil and
(I don't know what else to call it)
my way around the perimeter of each drawer.
I think it was subtle, but also made those flat front interesting.
Painted the chair white and added the blue to some of the details.
Here's the desk completed.
I love the feminine shape of this waterfall desk.
My three's girls all came up to me and asked if they could have it in their rooms.
The lady who bought it, brought her little girl
and she was so excited that this desk was going to be hers.
You should have seen her
Made my day.