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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2007 06:04:21 AM »

First I must comment on your puppy - he's so cute!! I squealed with joy when I saw him.
Now, when I saw the desk in it's original state, I have to admit I didn't care for it much. When I saw the finished desk, I fell in love with it!
I would love to do something like that for my sewing desk, but I won't have room for a desk for at least a year (if we buy a house when we get married.)
You all did a great job!
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2007 08:50:33 AM »

Omigod that is so freakin awesome! Even if you found something like that ready made for hundreds of dollars, it still wouldn't have been nearly as cool because it wouldn't have had history. Now, it's like you have a zebra pet! And the pictures you took are like its baby pictures. Aww... Smiley

It's so awesome that you got to work on it with your bf. Mine doesn't care for that kinda stuff, so it wouldn't have been nearly as fun :\

EDIT: I forgot to mention, that handle goes so well with the desk! Nicefind Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2007 12:20:20 PM »

!! Thanks so much you guys. It makes our hard work even more worth it to hear you all liked it so much. Craftster, you're my best friend  Kiss hehe

hello summer!, It was definitely worth it doing it ourselves. I love crafty boys!! Cheesy

thekster, Tito says thank you!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2007 04:50:45 PM »

Very cool!

I'd use either polycrylic or polyurethane to seal it. Polyurethane is a little more durable but super stinky and messy to clean up. Polycrylic is water based so clean up is easy and it's not as noxious but you'd have to do at least two coats of it, if not 3 on the top.
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2007 05:08:42 PM »

WOW, that desk is awesome!    Shocked
I love zebra stripes.
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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2007 05:30:44 PM »

Very cool!

I'd use either polycrylic or polyurethane to seal it. Polyurethane is a little more durable but super stinky and messy to clean up. Polycrylic is water based so clean up is easy and it's not as noxious but you'd have to do at least two coats of it, if not 3 on the top.

Thanks so much! I was hoping someone would suggest a sealer. Polycrylic sounds good, even if we have to coat it a few times. We'll probably be working inside so something that isnt stinky is better Wink Do they have a spray on? Or is it better to brush it on?
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« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2007 08:48:35 PM »

I haven't seen polycylic in a spray but I don't know that I've really looked either. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2007 11:42:03 PM »

yeah, i was going to suggest going to lowes or home depot and asking them about sealants. Also you could some of those stick on pads that go under furniture for your sewing machine. i don't know where you can buy them but i used to work at peir 1 and we had them. it seems like they were almost 2 inches in diameter and about an inch thick (they have smaller ones too) just go in there and say you bought something recently and need the little floor pads.
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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2007 01:50:13 PM »

yeah, i was going to suggest going to lowes or home depot and asking them about sealants. Also you could some of those stick on pads that go under furniture for your sewing machine. i don't know where you can buy them but i used to work at peir 1 and we had them. it seems like they were almost 2 inches in diameter and about an inch thick (they have smaller ones too) just go in there and say you bought something recently and need the little floor pads.

That wouldnt be a bad idea, I just checked my sewing machine and it has little rubber feet, but the smooth velvety ones would be better incase it decides to glide Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2007 04:59:20 PM »

Very cool!

I'd use either polycrylic or polyurethane to seal it. Polyurethane is a little more durable but super stinky and messy to clean up. Polycrylic is water based so clean up is easy and it's not as noxious but you'd have to do at least two coats of it, if not 3 on the top.

Thanks so much! I was hoping someone would suggest a sealer. Polycrylic sounds good, even if we have to coat it a few times. We'll probably be working inside so something that isnt stinky is better Wink Do they have a spray on? Or is it better to brush it on?

Use polycrylic fo'sho. I use only that when I make all the pin up tables me and ash use, there is a aerosol spray can version you can buy for about 12 bucks for about 8 or 10 ounces i think at Wal*Mart. I haven't used it yet, but plan to on my next one. For my tables I use about 30 or 40 coats before Iam satisfied that it is entirely even, but since it is just paint you shouldn't need any more than that.
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