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Friday, October 15, 2010

Desk Update

TI finally finished the desk I've been working on forEVER! I had attempted my first ever antique finish on the small hutch piece that sits on top of the desk. It turned out better than I expected but my widescreen laptop doesn't fit on the desk so I have to leave it off for now. :(

I had also done a small microwave/kitchen cart thing in the antique finish. I didn't want the desk to be matchy matchy with the desk soooooooo I decided to try my hand at stenciling.

I googled flower clip art online and came up with this design:

I don't have a new printer at home yet so I printed it out at work. I had to tape the printout onto a piece of cardstock to cut it out. It would have been better if I could have printed it onto the cardstock because it got a little messy but I made it work.

I then taped it to my desk and using some of the gel stain that I used on the other pieces, I sponged the stencil.

Drumroll please...

I think this picture doesn't do it justice. It's really quite adorable in person I promise. :) It will look even better when this room is all set up.

Let me know what you think!

(You know what would have made this project easier? An Artograph Projector like the one being given away at Twice Lovely! Check it out and enter for a chance to win!)


  1. It looks great. What a difference from the desk you initially brought home. Who knew? The stenciling makes it unique.

    In answer to your question, I made the sign on my hearth.

    Your Friend,

  2. I have the same desk..thanks for the great idea to make it better!

  3. Nice job. Work printers are the best!

  4. Look I painted my desk on www.cabinfever228.blogspot.com
    It's now in my winter craft area
    in our basement.
    This desk is just like yours.
    Mel's Cabin