Thursday, March 7, 2013

Remember the Alamo! Child's Desk Makeover Part 2

When I painted this desk yesterday...



I really thought I was done.  It had a great story.  I had taken the pictures.  I published and shared the blog post.  As great as I thought it was, I fell asleep and kept dreaming about distressing it.  Apparently, I was in the middle of a creative process when I thought I was done.

NOTE:
The lighting difference has amplified the brilliance of the first photo, but it's still really bright in real life.  I just had the misfortune of inferior lighting, comparatively, this afternoon.

If you missed the first post, you should know it was inspired by many of the Union Jack dressers I keep seeing everywhere.  I thought, I gotta make a Lone Star version! Also, in a case of great coincidence, I happened to paint it on the day the Battle of the Alamo ended in 1836 (it had a huge impact on Texas AND America).




Check out the side now...




And here's the inside...


OH how I wish I had a little girl to use this.  If I could fit my long legs underneath it, you KNOW I'd use it! Heck, maybe I'll add the Texas flag details to my already perfectly shaped and Duck Egg painted adult desk.  I also think it would be cool to paint this bright Texas flag on some reclaimed wood.  PROJECT!!!






Keep up, Honey!


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13 comments:

  1. I liked the first run but I REALLY like the distressed version. Very cute!

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    1. YEA! I'm glad you like it! It's even cuter in person. Is cuter a word?

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  2. I loooOoOooOove how this turned out!!!

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  3. That is just darling!! You made it so cute :) Thanks for stopping by FHC - Shannon

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  4. Oh, I love the desk! The distressing is just perfect for the piece.

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  5. The creative genius inside you was right again; the distressing you did took it up a whole 'nother notch! This desk is adorable!

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  6. Seriously love this little Texas desk! Your vision for this was right on! Featuring it tomorrow -- thanks for linking up your awesomeness! Hugs, Clydia

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    1. Thanks so much, Clydia! I am always in awe of your work, so to be featured on your blog is a great honor!

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