Sunday, November 4, 2012

Herringbone Desk

I ran across this desk that had clearly been painted several times. It looked like someone had tried to strip it and sand it down but gave up. Boy, I know when I'm in that process, thoughts of giving up cross my mind. This piece had some strange rust and cement-like textures on some parts of it. I probably should have just thrown it away, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I wanted to do something fun.


I just love it! I stripped, sanded, primed, and painted. I knew I'd be using chalk paint and milk paint, but I felt the primer was necessary to hold the rust in and all those strange layers. The milk paint crackled beautifully over the primer, I wasn't even trying, it just happened and it looks awesome! The milk paint was easily chipped away with a metal putty knife. I sealed it so all the "chippy" goodness would stay on and not continue chipping.






This item is for sale in my shop, keep in mind this is not a smooth finish paint job, it has chipping, layers and peeling paint. The top middle drawer sticks a bit but the rest work like a charm.

Jenine



Linking back to...
www.bystephanielynn.com
threemangoseeds.blogspot.com
linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
www.kammyskorner.com
www.nutmegplace.com
www.theshabbycreekcottage.com
missmustardseed.com
www.funkyjunkinteriors.net
www.savvysouthernstyle.net

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    1. Ooh lovely! Was it an oil based primer then to make it do that?

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  2. LOVE how it chipped with the milk paint! Looks GREAT!

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  3. Well, look how cute that turned out...all chippy and sassy looking- xo Diana

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  4. I love it! That shade of green is gorgeous, and I love the chippy texture! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

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  5. Oh goodness sakes, this is just awesome!!!

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  6. wow this is cool! If you have time I would love for you to share this at my linky party going on now @ Primp.

    http://www.primpjunktion.com/2012/11/primp-your-stuff-linky-party-70.html

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  7. This turned out great! I love the mix of modern and vintage! The design and colors are great together!

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