I showed off this find here....
Well it's done and I'm in love!
I took the hardware off, I let my dad take degreaser to it and I sanded it a little
All so I could paint it!
I painted the entire desk, even though I was going to cover the top with some scrapbook paper I found that matched the colors and look I was going for. The top of the desk isn't pure wood so I was advised that painting it wasn't going to work as it would scratch easily. So I decided I would try my hand at mod podging the top! I lined up the papers and cut them down to size as the cover the whole top of the desk.
Covered big enough sections to place one sheet at a time
There are words on the paper that talk about dreams and inspirations....PERFECT! I mod podged them all down.
This is where I came to an issue. After that first coat of Mod Podge dried I had really horrible air bubbles in my paper! After a lot of thought I decided to cut out the sections with air bubbles. There were four big air bubbles and I think that putting a layer of paint down on the top before laying my paper really helped when I cut out the section using an xacto knife...it came right up. I then traced my cut outs onto pieces of the same kind of paper and mod podged those pieces in where I had cut out sections.
(In hindsight I would do this in smaller sections...I think that would help me not get big air bubbles.)
The BIG reveal!!
Brush Nickel hardware was added to match all of the hardware in my bedroom.....I think it looks fabulous!
This was my first refurbished piece....what do you think?
Inspired by my "Craft Corner"