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Topic: Childish Desk to Grown-Up Faux Wood Chalkboard Craft Desk  (Read 2525 times)
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andiemoon
« on: November 19, 2008 06:03:57 PM »

My boyfriend's mother dropped off his old desk at our apartment the other day. I've been wanting a craft desk for a while so I was super excited about it, but it was so childish looking at it didn't go at all in our bedroom, so I busted out the sandpaper, acrylic paints, sculpey, etc. and got to work!

I also bought this awesome chalkboard paint for the top of it so I didn't ruin the top with little doodles and notes. Now I can jot down any future craft ideas or notes in chalk and wipe it off later.

AFTER:


And a close up of the painting and the knob:


I still need to make 2 more knobs, but there it is.

BEFORE:



What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 06:10:58 PM »

Wow you painted that!? I had to do a few double takes! Great job and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chalkboard paint on the top that is one fantastic idea, that would be perfect for jotting down quick measurements and would save a lot of paper waste!
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008 06:32:06 PM »

damn that is gorgeous, I thought the crazy green was your finished project. That is seriously awesome, and those knobs are pretty cool.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008 07:12:28 PM »

Ha, I actually liked it better before (but I'm 28 going on 6  Smiley .)
But you painted that wood-look?! that's amazing!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008 07:56:01 AM »

That's amazing!  How do you paint that wood look???  And the chalkboard paint is awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008 06:59:45 AM »

that's absoluuuuuuuuuuuute lyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyy gorgeous !! i love it i love i love it !!
how do you painted it??
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It's shape is rather aerodynamic, isn't it. I can feel it. This deskset wants to fly... Todd... the world's first unmanned flying deskset.
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andiemoon
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008 12:32:23 PM »

Thanks!
I just took acrylic paint and went with back and forth (or up and down on some parts) then took slightly darker paint of the same basic color with a little metallic bronze and went back and forth while it was still semi-wet. Let it dry a little more and lightly went over with dark brown/black. I was looking at our bed for reference. I paint a lot though, so maybe it's just easy for me since I'm used to it. Oh, and I sprayed it a bunch of times with a sealer so the acrylic doesn't chip as easily.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 06:17:16 AM »

Great job! I can't believe you painted that! I like the before and the after Smiley The before definitely would not fit in with my house, but the after would!
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