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. 
Bam! 
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!
Painting!


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. 

7 comments:

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.