Yes that's right and NOT in a bad way!
Last month I got a cute little antique desk from my friend Tammy I. she knows that I love old pieces wit lots of detail. I think she will be sad about parting with it now that it has a Shabby Rabbit Makeover! Sorry Tammy :( LOL
This is the original Piece
Love those legs!!
Not crazy about the metal decor so I removed it .
Love the little mail sorter on top!
The top of the desk was having issues with the original veneer. Since this desk was so old I didn't want to strip it with chemicals or sand it too intensely because of all the cute engravings on the top.
So I decided to wood fill every little cranny by hand..
Then I lightly sanded and primed
Next came the blue! I was hesitant on this color but I wanted a new look.
Martha Stewart's Aegean Blue was what caught my eye. I wanted something that looked like a faded 1950's Turquoise color.
WOW a little bright at first but just wait :)
I chipped it it just a little and glazed it with my fav Espresso Brown :)
Then I roughed it up here and there with a Med grit sanding block to get in all those little places.
I love it when just a little of the white primer shows through, it brings a little more texture to the piece!!
Well now this little baby is just waiting to have a poly rub and off to
The Long Beach Flea Market it goes!!
It's this Sunday At Veterans Stadium in LB. I have a a few of my Pieces for sale along with my Sister's "goods" they don't call her Shabby Loco for nothing!! Go and check out all her craziness!!
Have a Great weekend ! ~ GenineChic on a Shoestring Decorating