Thursday, September 15, 2011

I am BLUE!

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 !  ~ Genine
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  1. OH ma GAAAAAAAAAAAWD! You did something other than White!? Congratulations and Salutations Sistah'.Doesn't it feel good to join the color wheel?! hahah see you Sat! :(~

  2. U did a great job and I'm not sad, I knew u would make it beautiful!

  3. Very cute and love the blue color! :)

    Visiting from My Romantic Home Linky Party tonight,

    Suzanne in NW Illinois

  4. What a lovely desk. It has such beautiful details! I would be delighted for you to link up to Potpourri Friday!

  5. I love the color and how this came out- it is just darling!! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  6. This looks awesome--I love the color and such a unique piece!

  7. I LOVE that color, so pretty!! The expresso glaze is perfect with it!

  8. Great job! Love it in that pretty color:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  9. What a pretty desk! Love the colour!

  10. Great job! It looks fabulous! I love the color and the finish!
    Debbi @ the beach

  11. You sis auxh a fabulous job on this piece and the color is grand!

    I am delighted you linked to Potpourrri Friday. I appreciate you and hope you will make this a weekly stop.

  12. What a nice piece Luvin the color also.

  13. That is just darling, love the new color.