Friday, July 8, 2011

{A Little Blue}

I was feeling a little blue yesterday, so this color matched my mood perfectly ;).   I knew I needed to paint this piece a deeper color to try to hide all the dings and scratches, this poor little guy was beat up!

Here he is before.....and yes, it is a 'he'.   I don't know his history but he has seen his fare share of bored children engraving their names on his top and doggies chewing his sides.  After a good coat of wood filler and even a better amount of time sanding him down, he was ready to paint.

poor little man.

His top is smooth as a baby's bum....sorry, I just had to say that.  

I heavily distressed him to try to 'hide' all the dings that I couldn't fill, there were just too many!

I had to get rid of those knobs, they were beyond ugly.  So I filled in the holes and made way for some 'new' ones that I had in my stash.  Much better.

This post looks patriotic to me.  Red, White, and Blue. 

Happy late Independance Day!....the month of July symbolizes to me pride and patriotism to our country.  I'm so thankful to live here and enjoy our freedoms.  God Bless America!


  1. that looks great, julie! the color is awesome! it's the perfect blue for that piece!

  2. He sure was one beaten up busted up desk. Looks terrific now! Love the colour :)

  3. wow I LOVE this one, soo cute!! And yes i agree that he is a 'he' :)

  4. Oh I love this!! It looks gorgeous! Your flowers look pretty too! ;)

  5. I love it! It looks great!

  6. This looks great! Thanks for all your comments & encouragements....I love your stuff - we have similar styles! New follower! PS - I've been trying to comment for a while now, but something is UP with this comment section for me....everytime I try to, it makes me RE-log in....wierd! So I'm posting anonymous -
    flo from Goin' with the Flo

  7. Just stunning! Looks like a lot of work, but definitely worth turning your frog into a prince. XOL

  8. You did an amazing job with this desk transformation!

  9. What a gorgeous blue! You did an incredible job on that makeover!
    Hugs, Cheryl

  10. Can you tell me the paint color?


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