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« on: November 13, 2006 03:51:02 PM »

Ok yesterday's project ended up being painting my daughter's desk. It had been a lime green with lavendar drawers (oops paint we had) but it was time for those colors to go. We went to Wal*Mart and while looking around saw some gorgous wrapping paper that my daughter loved. It was a chocolate brown with a dark teal
floral/paisley type pattern on it. Now sadly I don't have the skills to
duplicate that pattern nor did I want to spend $3 on a roll of wrapping paper in order to figure a way to do it so we got some chocolate/walnut colored spray paint, some pearl teal acrylic craft paint and gold craft paint and this is what we came up with. Under $10 for supplies and the original desk was about $10 or less at a thrift store, and she's had it for a few years. Also painted
the knobs which came from an old dresser of ours.
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desk 001 by wickedpenguins, on Flickr

desk 004 by wickedpenguins, on Flickr

desk 003 by wickedpenguins, on Flickr

desk 002 by wickedpenguins, on Flickr
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011 12:09:34 PM by PixieVal - Reason: revealed images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 04:00:06 PM »

That came out beautiful....nice choice of colors!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 04:13:09 PM »

I thought so too, I love those colors together but she picked them out herself. She's not quite 9 too. Pretty good tastes if I do say so myself. LOL
The brown is more chocolate looking in RL.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006 09:49:18 AM »

That turned out beautifully.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006 07:55:28 AM »

I love paisleys! & I love the desk!

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006 08:04:12 AM »

i love the colors! and the paisleys! what a cute little desk  Cheesy
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