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« on: May 28, 2008 12:26:04 PM »

Sooo, my desk at work (like every other space I rule over) is a mess. But! It's a little less messy now that I got my pencil stand sort-of-finished Cheesy

I started out with this IKEA stand, sanded the outside a bit, and painted it with acrylics I got on sale the other week

Ikea pic:
http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/20666_PE105811_S3.jpg

My paint job (with half The Killing Tree from threadless.com on each side):





I actually painted over the three white dots "between" the birds, with black, before I went to work, but that was after I took the pic... d'oh! (see digital design below to see which dots I mean..)
So I painted them over with MSPaint now, it's not great, but it's more close to the real deal Wink




I was gonna make a painted mosaic wave pattern in blue and teal on the front, but I wanted to get it to the office already, and I didn't feel like designing the wave pattern... Wink

The ravens (well.. approximately ravens) I drew on a paper, traced the drawing, and then abused the trace with some carbon paper on the pencil stand, to get the outlines. My digital design wasn't exactly the same, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. It had a different feel once on the stand than it did when I made the digital rough sketch, so it got to be this way instead.

Here's the sketch and the digital design
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http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/129/6/1/Ravens_by_melladh.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 12:34:09 PM »

hmm, i can't see the second picture of the paint job but from what i can see, it looks great!! nice work Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 01:34:37 PM »

Very cool!  I'm sure your office mates will be terribly envious when they see your new desk candy Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008 02:01:21 PM »

Thank you both. Smiley

cardiganweather! Hmm, the second pic works fine for me, and it's just a photobucket link... I hope it was a temporary glitch and nothing most people will experience >_>

loves2experiment Johan (co-worker) seemed quite impressed at any rate! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008 05:36:46 AM »

that is super cool... i love the pictures you painted!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008 10:42:54 PM »

Excellent work on making something boring personal! I should pick up one of these next time I am at Ikea and re-do it..need something to put bills/mail in.
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cool Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 08:51:08 AM »

Thanks Grin I try to tell people that the more boring plain wood things are really a blank canvas, you have to buy it and you have to MAKE it Roll Eyes
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