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« on: August 09, 2011 10:59:32 PM »

First off, let me say thank you so much to I Sew Cute for the inspiration: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376847.0

Here's the end product:
You can see the spots where I messed up, but they're not noticeable in person.

So, I forgot to take before pictures, but here is the hideous brown that it has been for the last 30 years or more (it was my mom's when she was a kid):

When I stripped that off, lo and behold, there was a pretty blue underneath!  Now who in their right mind painted it brown?!  (probably my mother)

Stripping furniture is awful and I will never do it again!  I got about this far and just said screw it! and started priming it.

After a coat of primer and 2 coats of robin's egg blue paint, I sprinkled pastel blue glitter and a little white glitter and started on the resin top.  It was my very first time working with something like that, and it was pretty difficult, and I made some mistakes, but I am so in love!  It sat in my friends garage for 3 days curing and this is the pic I snapped before I loaded it up:

That is the reflection of the sky that day!
And here's a better pic from my iphone that picked up the glitter better:

And closeups of the knobs I bought at Cost Plus World Market.  They were only about $3-5 each.  (if you don't know about that store, look it up, it's amazing)

I really liked the square knobs because they had the same blue, and I think they will go well with my desk chair I'm in the process of recovering.  Hopefully, I'll finish it before Fall Semester starts!

C&C welcome and appreciated!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011 01:28:18 AM »

You're right, those square knobs go so well with your lovely new desk

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011 08:18:10 AM »

So pretty!  I love the colour, glitter, and rose knob!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011 09:38:12 AM »

Thanks so much!  I kind of wish I had used more glitter, but it seemed like a lot before I poured the resin on there.  And then I got home and looked at I Sew Cute's pics again, and realized I could've used waaaaay more glitter.  Mine  has a more subtle sparkle to it, which is ok.  Everyone I've showed it to at work and school has been asking me how to do it.  I have a feeling home depot is about to sell a ton of that stuff!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011 12:59:33 AM »

This is super cute!  I have been wanting to do something with this old desk... but it belonged to his
mom, and 'She would die if you changed it'.  It's old, cracked, and has bits chipping off.  And it's not
like she will ever get it back!  Anywho...
I really love that color too!

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011 11:19:29 AM »

Beautiful work!!!! I love the baby sky blue color & glitter combo! Awesome knobs too! You make me want to go and glitter more furniture!!!


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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011 01:20:16 PM »

Love the color and those awesome knobs!

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