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« on: June 29, 2007 09:08:26 AM »

Our (my boyfriend Miguel and I) adventure started at a flea market where we found this sturdy wood desk for $40. Looking back, it didnt look all that bad, but we had something else in mind for it.


We didnt know what we were getting ourselves into. Our power sanding thingy kept dying so we ended up sanding most of it down by hand. (my little sis in the pic)


We primered and added layer after layer of purple!! Then comes Miguel's drawing skills. He drew out the stripes on either side with marker and we got to painting the stripes in! [tilt head sideways hehe]


At this point, we took it home (we were working at my step dad's house) and my friend Curly came over to help with the border and stripes on the drawers.


Tito guarded the desk from intruders!!


And finally we started screwing in the lovely handles!




And tada! My new sewing desk!



All thats left to do it put a new lock on the bottom drawer where that hole is Smiley

We worked on this on and off for several months and I'm just so happy and proud of how it come out!! We're a good team Grin I hope you all like it too, and ofcourse comments and criticism are welcome with open arms! Wink

P.S. sorry so many pictures Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 09:18:11 AM »

 Cheesy totally adorable! nothing is more fun and rewarding that revamping old furniture.. especially some you bought for $40!

when you were done did you seal it with anything?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 09:18:36 AM »

Ahhh! Chelsssss. I love it. Smiley It's so gorgeous and I'm incredibly jealous! You guys really did a great job. <3 Miguel is a really good artist! And you're so crafteh... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 09:21:23 AM »

I wish my sewing desk was that cool-looking. D:

Nice work! I love the colors you used.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007 09:23:08 AM »

Cheesy totally adorable! nothing is more fun and rewarding that revamping old furniture.. especially some you bought for $40!

when you were done did you seal it with anything?

Thanks!! No, I didnt even think about that... should I? What kind of sealant would you use?

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And thank you Twilight!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007 09:28:44 AM »

That is really awesome! Repainting furniture is such a huge project. Its awesome that you and your boyfriend were a team on that one.

Seems like whenever I paint furniture the extent of our teamwork is just telling my husband to sand something while I'm at work.

Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007 09:56:25 AM »

I wish my sewing desk was that cool-looking. D:

Nice work! I love the colors you used.

Thanks! I was worried the purple was going to be too pinkish, but I think it turned out well Smiley

That is really awesome! Repainting furniture is such a huge project. Its awesome that you and your boyfriend were a team on that one.

Seems like whenever I paint furniture the extent of our teamwork is just telling my husband to sand something while I'm at work.

Great job!

Thank you!! We both love doing anything creative, and this was our first furnature recon, so it was fun to work together. We fed off eachother and really came together on it!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007 10:24:19 AM »

Excellent work! It looks great and I am sure will be an inspiration to work on.  But before you get started you should definitely put a sealer on to protect all that hard work from scratches! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007 10:27:11 AM »

The desk looks amazing!  I am so impressed. 

Check out my avatar.  I think your Tito and my Jesus were seperated at birth. . .
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 11:07:10 AM »

that is beautiful. Grin
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