Well, we had a wonderful Hubs Fest this past weekend! We celebrated his birthday for an entire week. We went out to eat SEVERAL times (I need to eat nothing but lettuce for the next month) and we even went to the Air Show on Saturday. We saw several different "acts," but of course our favorites were the Blue Angels and the Canadian version, the Snow Birds. We even saw a rocket car race an airplane! Definitely never thought I would see that. Needless to say, we had an amazing weekend.
On Sunday I started working on the little desk for the office. I worked on this little beauty for FIVE hours. Here she is Before:
I sanded her first, then painted four coats of white paint. I had originally thought I wanted a solid white desk, but it looked SO BRIGHT WHITE. So, I decided to antique it.
I applied stain with a foam brush, then immediately rubbed it off with a rag. It left just the right amount of color behind.
Once it was all wiped down and finished - it looked like THIS:
After hours of applying, wiping, applying, wiping - I think I finally am happy with her... I have been known to start all over just when I think I am done. What do you think? I need your opinions, friends! It's always a work in progress.
Now, of course she won't be staying in this location - it will move down into the office when we finish the room.
Here's the best part:
Desk - FREE off of Freecycle
White Paint - FREE had on hand
Stain - FREE had on Hand
Handle and pulls - $25
But WAIT, we had a Home Dept Gift Card, so it was absolutely FREE!
Looking forward to hearing from you. As always, if you have a project you want to share - please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope you guys have a great rest of the week! Talk Soon, Friends!