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Turquoise Desk

I am so excited to show you this desk! 
 I am in love with this color and pattern!

I have been wanting to add a pattern to a piece for awhile!  
When I got this finished it just needed something, the WOW factor.  
How I refinished this desk:
 First, I removed all of the hardware, next I sanded it down to rough up the clear coat on the desk and make sure any and all imperfections were sanded out the best they could be.  Next I primed everything to ensure the paint would really stick well.  After the primer dried I ran a 220 grit sand paper over everything to ensure a smooth finish.  I wiped it down to remove any dust and then I added the paint color.  When painting less is always more.  The less paint on the desk the less likely it will chip and peel. After it was painted I added the stencil!  I added a little bit of white to my paint color so the stenciled part would be a little lighter, to give a subtle contrast.  Once the stenciling was all dried I ran sand paper over everything to antique it a bit and add more character.  Sanding something can really help to bring out the pieces own character.  Once I liked how it was antiqued I sprayed it with Mini Waxes Poly Acrylic to help protect the piece! 

I  also turned this old cupboard into a chalkboard with knobs for hanging items on.

TTFn Brooke

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11 COMMENTS

  • Crystal

    I love it all…both the desk and chalkboard!! You did a great job!!

  • Crystal

    I love them both!! You did a fabuluous job!! Love it!!

  • Diane

    Brooke, this is so cute!

    ~Diane

  • Shabby chic Sandy

    Oh, I love that color! Good job!

  • Cynthia

    It looks so pretty and fresh. I love that colour, too. And by the way, that turquoise pitcher you have sitting there is gorgeous, too!

  • What a beautiful desk! I love that pattern. I have it in a Martha Stewart stencil set. It's very versatile. Great job!

  • I love it! The stencil adds so much.

  • Christine

    I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  • Christine

    CONGRATS!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come on over and grab your featured button… you deserve it!
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/features-57/

    Don't forget to come back this evening to link up again! 🙂

  • Kara

    Could you share your paint color? Gorgeous desk!!!!

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