Yay! It’s Themed Furniture Thursday! A bunch of us crazy DIY girls get together once a month to share a furniture makeover. The catch is that everyone’s makeovers have to follow a theme! This month’s theme is “Words/Letters”. I immediately went to my go-to for graphics…the Graphics Fairy, and this is what I came up with:
Can you see the graphics? They’re on top!
I found this desk at an estate sale a few weeks ago at this cute little cottage that was about 6 houses from the ocean.
There were all kinds of goodies in there. I also picked up a dresser, a hutch, and a few small things on this trip. Here is the desk before:
It was in pretty good shape, but had some water damage. It also had some peeling veneer that needed to be fixed.
Then it was ready for paint!
I kept the same hardware, just gave it a couple of coats of Rustoleum in Heirloom White, then sanded it a bit:
I also lined the drawers for a touch of pretty…
This piece was painted using this DIY chalk paint recipe. I wrote a post for Annie Sloan chalk paint last month and I truly love her paint line, so it’s hard to come back and talk about making my own paint. I would always use Annie Sloan chalk paint if I didn’t have to watch my bottom line. When I’m painting pieces for myself, it’s easy to justify the price and I would gladly pay it, but when I’m selling my pieces I just can’t. This is a great DIY recipe and it comes in at less than a third of what ASCP costs. I’ll admit though that I do love the convenience of buying it ready-made and ASCP has an amazing color palette!
This is made with Behr’s Cottage White. I use it a lot. I also used this color on my kitchen cabinets.
For the top, I saved a Graphics Fairy image in the reverse. She offers many of her graphics in the reverse already. Then I uploaded it to blockposters.com to get the size I wanted. You can see an example here. I lightly sanded the top before transferring the graphics using this method.
Then I painted in the letters using a liner brush and black acrylic paint.
I gave it a light sanding before sealing with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
I found the chair at a thrift store for $10 not long before I found the desk. I thought it looked great with the desk. I gave it just a small detail on the back…
…to give it some ooh la la…since the front is very simple.
I sanded everything lightly around the edges. I didn’t want it too shabby.
And that’s about it. I would love to have this in my bedroom, but it will soon be on its way to my new booth. I hope to share pics soon. It’s been three weeks already, so I have no excuse!
Here’s a peek at all 16 makeovers…
Click on the links below to see how my fun friends made over their furniture pieces with this theme. It’s fun to see how we all interpret it differently! 🙂
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
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