Nov 17, 2011

The Little Desk That Could!

For that cloffice I am working on my plan was to get myself a desk from IKEA.  Not my vintage style but right for my pocket.

Well, YIPPY and skip that plan.  I found myself a little treasure and the perfect LOVely desk for myself.  Woooo hoooo!!!

Check her out.

I think she is a beauty and so much better than the cheapest of desks from IKEA.  I paid $15 buckaroos for this gem.

Things I LOVe about her?  She is chippy.  Has a drawer for me to stash things away.  Lots of shelves to pile on my supplies.  And best of all?  The perfect candidate for some chalk paint.  For those of you not familiar with that type of paint (and no not black chalk board paint) drop it in that unknown thing called Google and look it up.  Lots of LOVely pieces have been redone using chalk paint and I will let the others who've written about it give you the deets.  Make sure to look at images too.

So, took out my Paris Grey and prettied her up.  

I've been playing with chalk paint for the past month and estactic how this piece came out.  I used dark wax but before applying experimented with using bee's wax.  I wanted some dark wax to show through but not be prominant.  Didn't splurge on the clear wax so used what I had in my supplies.

Worked really well and I LOVe how my sweet little girl turned out!

You likey too?

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  1. I LOVE it!!!! What an awesome find. Gotta find out where you got it!

  2. It turned out great! I love that you call the office a "cloffice" - perfect!!

  3. It's a great little desk. Beats Ikea any day! Love how it turned out.

  4. OMG so cute! How perfect for your cloffice!

  5. Love the desk...especially all the shelves....came out great. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back to get in on my driftwood sailboat give-a-way. Sherron

  6. Oh how cute! I love the shape and size, and now that you've done your sprucing up, it's a beauty! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! Your desk is a Gem!
    Blessings, Doni

  7. Love the Paris grey color choice. Welcome to blogging. Would love to have you come join in my newbie party going on now. I usually host on Monday but started early this week.

  8. Me likey, Jen! Great job! Where would we be without our ASCP! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  9. Thank you so much for joining in. Enjoy and mingle some.

  10. Great find and I like the way it turned out. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you can.

  11. Thanks everyone!! So glad you all like. C I got it from my fav store. You know the one LOL The Little Ladies :)

  12. oh jen i could not agree with you more!!! this desk is a jewel!!! i love her little shelves and her chipyness!

  13. I love this! What a treasure! ~Jen

  14. completely and totally likey! What a unique piece to begin with. I love the layers of paint and how you got your final look----perfection! Thank you SO much for linking up at Crafty Scrappy Happy
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy


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