Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Girls new Hand Painted Blossom desk


Here She is!! The desk that meant helping my girls clean their room for 4 hours, a migraine and a whole lot of fun!

Remember my Goodwill haul last week. Well you know how impatient I am. Even though it was absolutely freezing out, I went out to the garage and painted her. I wanted her to match the girls other furniture so I went with just a straight up white. It was very start and the girls other dressers were a bit more "aged" but I knew once I waxed her she would tone down a little.

So here she is out in the garage, all getting pretty and everything.

and here she is all ready to be painted sitting in my living room.

Here she is getting drawn on.  I was drawing a blossom on her. It doesn't show up that great in the pictures...

and here I am starting to put paint down. Look by my foot and you will kind of see what I was going for. I got these plastic plates at goodwill too, and I didn't need them for anything, but I loved the flower on them and knew I wanted to paint them on something. So I used the plate as a reference. You will also notice me painting by lamplight. I would like to say this is some artsy fartsy thing, but alas its just lazy me not wanting to get up and turn on a bunch of lights. (I yell at my kids for reading in the dark, but I paint in the dark all the time.)

Here is one of the first coats
getting closer with another coat...


getting closer...you can see my reference plate......:)







and here she is.....in all her glory in my girls room. I even got a shot of the desk with my birch painting that I did for my girls last Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
 















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34 comments:

Lucy Designs said...

Oh Karin! I just love it, so pretty!

Reno and Reorganization said...

Wow!! That's all I got! WOW!!
Donna G.

WhyCuzICan said...

!!!!KARIN!!!! (yes, I'm screaming!!!!)

Just visiting from my Dashboard, but dying to see what parties you'll feature THIS desk at this week. PLEASE do Miss Mustard Seed's!!!!!

Goodness sakes alive!

Your Fan
suzanne (whispering)

Nichole said...

WOW! You are such a great artist!!! It looks amazing!

Coming over from: http://chasing2monkeys.blogspot.com

Ann-Kay Design said...

GORGEOUS!

Katherines Corner said...

A beautiful masterpiece, truly lovely! Hugs P.S. Please add your sweet blog to my blog list page and don't forget to enter the Tis The Season Giveaway it ends soon.

Twice Nice said...

Stunning! Love it, love it.
Deb

Just this... Alice said...

Whoa! that is the most beautiful desk I've ever seen after a redo. I must look around as I'm just visiting from the link party.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is amazing! so so beautiful- you have a steady hand and are so talented! :)

Margo said...

This is so gorgeous! I just picked up a cream desk at a garage sale, and was thinking of doing something similar with a stencil. This reinforces my choice. You did a beautiful job!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE it!!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

This is so elegant and beautiful! Such talent!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

As soon as I saw your thumbnail, I knew this was you! It's beautiful!

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

That is truly gorgeous!

WhyCuzICan said...

How could I NOT party after all the effort to post this evenin', Karin! Here, have some Chai Tea!!

TEE HEE!
Smiles from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party,
Suzanne (again)

sweet violets said...

The art work is amazing and the desk is so beautiful....love it!!!

the cape on the corner said...

amazing!

KelliB said...

Thank you for linking up! I featured this beautiful desk this week! Come by and grab a button!

Kelli
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WhyCuzICan said...

Just me... this time from TT&J :)

Drinking (Vanilla) Chai Tea and thinkin' of you bloggy buddy,

GOT YOUR CARD TOO! Still have to send ours to you!

Smiles, Suzanne

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Another stunning piece! Just gorgeous!

Dee said...

The girl has skills. Love it!!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

This is amazing! You are so talented!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Boy, I sure wish I could paint like you, but I don't. I don't think one could paint when all their life they're heard they've had the worst handwriting in the world. Oh well I have other talents. It is beyond gorgeous. Would you share this over at Sunday's Best going on now. Hope so, sharing is a good thing!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I have been staring at this desk for about 20 min...I just love it!! If I could only reach in my computer and grab it...LOL!! I'm an artist as well I guess I better get my butt to goodwill ;-)


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Artsy VaVa said...

The desk is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!!

Space 46 said...

You are so talented! Very few of us blogger can free hand such design! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html
. Happy holiday! My

Mary said...

Show off! ;D Game on! And all I've got is some silly rocking chair this week! PA-lease...I gotta get busy! This piece ROCKS!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Still has beautiful as the first time I saw it, really a great job. Your are talented. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and wishing you very happy holiday's.

Andrea said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Please come share more of your beautiful ideas at emosaicideas.com on out blog carnival!

Cap Creations said...

absolutely beautiful! you did a fantastic job! i wish i had your talent. thank you for linking up at cap creations. be sure to come back each friday to share your thrifty finds.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Very beautiful!!
I saw your creation on Uncommon Designs. Your manger is beautiful and touching. And I like that a child could make this as well.
I am no. 94. Please visit?
http://www.kristaspapercafe.com/christmas-ornaments/

Mandy said...

Karin, I'm featuring your beautiful blossom desk at Project Queen tonight. Thanks so much for linking up this past week.

CREATIVE MIND said...

suerb!!

dawns early light said...

Just Beautiful!!! I wish I had half your talent.