Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An aqua desk

I love Craigslist.
It's pretty much my go to spot whenever we need to buy or sell something. 
I love the selection you can find on there and well...
 I'm definitely a sucker for a good deal. 
A couple months ago I scored a beautiful roll top desk for $20. 
Try finding that deal in a store. 

The moment I laid eyes on it I knew it was destined for greatness.
Aqua greatness that is. 

Isn't it pretty?

I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of it before we had taken it apart to be painted but as you can kind of see it started off a darker wood color.  

To get it ready for it's paint job 
I lightly sanded the entire desk and drawers with this sand sponge 

as well as some regular sand paper. 

It was super easy and didn't take long at all. 

Then, after I got all of the sawdust off the desk, 
came the fun part!

And after 3 light coats of aqua goodness, 
and 6 or so cans of spray paint later 

our desk was finished! 

I love how it turned out!

The color is so bright and cheery.
When I see it I get happy. 

Oh and after I was finished painting I went back with the sandpaper and lightly sanded off a tad of the paint on the corners and edges to distress it a bit.

I figured it would be distressed soon enough whether I liked it or not so I might as well make it look intentional. 

Thanks for stopping by!
And come back next week to see another spray painting project I've been working on. 


Hippo Brigade said...

LOVE. Awesome transformation Kristin!!

Cindy Friend said...

I have so been wanting to do some furniture like this...it looks great! My daughter just painted her desk about the same color a couple days ago, she's excited about hers, too.

Cortney said...

This is awesome! I love it!

Christine said...

You did a marvelous job!!! You did 3 coats of paint and then you spray painted it 6 times? Just checking because I have a few pieces of furniture I want to repaint.

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Kristin Sellars said...

Thanks guys! Christine...I did 3 coats which took about 6 cans of spray paint to do. Sorry if it was confusing.

SarahJarnagin said...

How gorgeous! I'd thought about painting a rolltop desk but never thought about using spray paint... which makes sense because the top would be such a pain to brush on.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

What a deal you got! And I love your paint job ... it's absolutely beautiful.