Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wild Pink Glazed Desk

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I was browsing around Walmart and there among all of the mistinted (aka oops) paint was this shade called Fanciful Fuschia.  It cost me a whole $3.  I knew as soon as I saw it, it would work great for my tween daughter’s room.  I’ve been slowly working on a pink/black theme for her room.   Everything in her room is mismatched.  The furniture, the bedding- nothing goes together at all.  She has some good pieces just not in their current state.  I decided to use the oops paint on her desk.  We bought this desk from a thrift store a year or so ago for $20 and haven’t gotten around to painting it. 

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It is not real wood, just particle board so I was afraid to try to sand it before painting.  I hauled it outside since it was such a beautiful day and wiped it down a little (ok, not much).  I took all of the hardware off and set it to the side. 

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Then I just started painting.  I probably should have primed it at least but I tend to just jump right into things in a rush.    I painted a couple of coats on then spray painted the handles with flat black spray paint. 

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And yes, I did spill all that paint there in the grass.  What can I say, I’m a klutz!  Once the paint was dry, I mixed some Behr glaze with a little black acrylic paint (3:1 ratio) and brushed it on one small area at the time.  After I brushed it on, I wiped it away with an old t-shirt. 
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I have to tell you the glazing was the most fun part!  I want to glaze everything now!  Once it was all glazed like a Krispy Kreme donut, I sprayed it down with some Krylon sealer.  I added the hardware back and brought it back inside. 
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I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  It looks wild, doesn’t it?  My daughter is thrilled with it. Hopefully, it's not too bright that it will distract her from her work.  She mostly uses it for art instead of homework though (she usually does homework at the dining room table).  I will have to repaint the hardware because the flat black is just too dull and it looks like I may have missed some spots.  I’ll just go over it with some gloss black and I think it will be fine.  I am still working on her chair for the desk, hopefully I will have it finished tomorrow.  Eventually, I hope to find some cute pink and black scrapbooking paper to line the drawers with.  I was glad to find some time this week to work on a project, it’s been kinda crazy around here! 


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39 comments:

  1. The prefect girls desk! I love the wild pink!

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  2. Very cool! I would have loved this as a kid!

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  3. That is so cute! I LOVE it.

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  4. This is sooo cool! Love the color.. And I wanted to let you know that I featured your cupcake wall art on my blog.. hope you stop by and grab a featured button @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/since-i-am-totally-sucking-as-crafty.html

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  5. i am thrilled also...wonderful job, isn't it:)

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  6. That's great. I have a garage sale desk that I've been meaning to paint... Perhaps I can do something like this! Thanks for the great idea.

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  7. This is adorable! I really like the addition of the black glaze. It looks great!

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    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  9. Too cute! I had a black and pink room when I was a teenager. My dad even painted my walls and ceiling 'peptobismal' pink. I loved it!

    I'm a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday. I would love for you to stop my blog!

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  10. I love this!!!
    I love reading your blog and I want to present you with the Sylish Blogger Award. I hope you will accept- because you deserve it!

    Check it out!
    http://sageandcocoa.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-awards.html

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  11. i love this!!! i love anything pink so this is definitely a hit!!

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  12. That is gorgeous, I love how it turned out!

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  13. I love it! Great job. I would have never guess it would look good pink. Maybe you should redo all my furniture? ;)

    http://adailyolive.blogspot.com/

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  14. This looks amazing. I love the color! Thank goodness for someone else's oops, huh? I'd love for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

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  15. Looks fabulous! And I bet it adds the perfect pop of color in your daughter's room. Thanks for linking up!

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  16. smashing desk! Bet your daughter loves it!!
    I am a follower by way of my backyard eden, and I so hope you will follow me! I am at

    http://paintedfresh.blogspot.com

    thanks!

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  17. I love this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that color. Do you know what colors made it? I want that color now! LOL Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Check out the giveaway from Elizabeth Horton on my blog. A chance to win a whimsical fairy silhouette t-shirt. Your daughter will love it!http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/02/whimsical-fairy-silhouette-t-shirt.html

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  19. Very bright--it pops! Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  20. Look at that desk!! That is hawt. Love it!! :-) I'd love it if you'd link this project up on my Marvelous Mess party!! I'll be picking one project to feature prominently on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link to it:
    http://tinyurl.com/4k6f29c

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  21. MY NIECE WOULD LOVE THIS DESK. HER FAVORITE IS PINK. LOVE IT

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  22. Wild indeed, but I really like it!

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  23. looks fab. LOVE THE PINK! super job! winks-jen

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  24. This is soooo fun! I love pink and you totally made it work!

    ~Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com/

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  25. Super cute!! I love, love, love the pink!

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  26. Perfect--love the hardware and glaze! Thanks for linking up to the party!
    Mary

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  27. I love a good bold piece o furniture!! This is amazing! =)ah. maze. ing!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  28. This looks amazing. Now I wanna paint my desk pink instead of white. Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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  29. Thats super cutsie!
    *Tiffany*
    http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com/

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  30. How fun! Love that shade of pink. It's fabulous!!

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  31. LOVE this color and the desk! thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

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  32. ohhh I love the color. Its so much fun!
    Thanks for linking up.

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  33. Oh my gosh I LOVE this desk! What a cool make-over!
    I just stumbled upon your blog for the first time, and boy am I glad I did (and I'm your newest blog follower!) That desk is so awesome!
    Can't wait to come back and visit more :)

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