WOW! I had a crazy, busy week!!
Today was my second craft show, so that means I worked my tail off this whole week trying to get everything ready for the show. Why I can’t steadily work throughout the weeks heading up to the show is beyond me. It seems like it all has to get crammed in at the last minute.
Have I mentioned that I’m a procrastinator? Yep. I’m the kid who would wait until the night before to work on a project for school. It used to drive my parents nuts! I used to tell them I worked best under pressure. As a teacher, I’d have to laugh at myself… I’d constantly get on to my students for waiting until the night before to complete a project I had given them months to complete all the while knowing that I was guilty of doing the same thing as a child…and as an adult. If they only knew…
So, one of the things I worked on on Friday was this antique desk.
I’m not quite sure what color this is.
Can’t you just imagine the previous owners shopping for paint for this desk…
I can see them at their local hardware store talking to the paint guy behind the counter. “So, I have this great antique desk at home that I’d like to paint. I’m thinking… hmmmm.. how do I explain this… you know when babies are a few days old? They have this unique color of brown poo.”
The worker would reply, “Oh YES! I know exactly the color you’re thinking of! We like to call it ‘Gag-Me Brown’.”
To which the man would reply, “Oh thank goodness! I’ll take a quart of that for this lovely desk. It will look stunning!”
I just don’t get it. Who would paint a desk this color? Or ANYTHING this color?
Luckily, I had some ASCP in Duck Egg Blue, and some chalkboard paint to come to the rescue!
I painted the top and the drawers in chalkboard paint and everything else in Duck Egg Blue.
I loved the white, porcelain knobs, so those got to stay.
I especially loved them after the drawers were painted. They really pop against the black paint.
Here it is all ready to go to the show!
This desk is so fun!! What kid wouldn’t LOVE to have a piece of furniture they could write on and NOT get in trouble for it?
It is so much better than “Gag Me Brown” don’t you think?
Have a SUPER Saturday!!