Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this week. I’ve been a little under the weather, so all projects had come to a halt.
I’m starting to feel slightly human again, which means I will have a fun new project for you tomorrow … and don’t forget our Best Of DIY linky party tomorrow night at 8 pm Central!
27 amazing bloggers posting their best DIY projects is right up my alley!
Speaking of alleys, that’s where I got this desk.
I found it on Craigslist under the free section. When we went to pick it up, it was in a very sketchy alley.
We quickly grabbed it and got the heck out of there.
It was pretty scratched up and dirty, but it had good bones.
I cleaned it up, removed the knobs, and got to work.
First, I painted on two coats of Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream, after adding a bit of Marigold to it.
I used Frog Tape to tape off stripes on the legs and on the longest drawer.
Next I painted the top and drawers with Plaster Paint in Flannel.
Then I traced out the drawer fronts on some pieces of scrapbook paper. I cut them out, and then painted the drawer fronts with Mod Podge. I laid the scrapbook paper on the drawer and rubbed a credit card across it to press out any air bubbles.
I then used an exacto knife to trim off the extra paper.
I let that dry for an hour and came back and layered on two more coats of Mod Podge across the top of the paper to protect it.
I then distressed the entire desk and drawers with a medium grit sanding block.
Next I coated the whole piece in clear wax and buffed it off with a clean cloth.
I replaced the original knobs with some new cute ones I found.