WHERE DOES IT GO?
I mean really - where on earth does the time go?
My second thought was - well Mr.Craig - here I come !
And he so seldom disappoints that it's not even worth mentioning.
He offered this.................
For 15.00 dollars.- I don't usually find prices that incredible but every now and then the stars are aligned just perfectly.
( the chair was a bonus - can you believe it? at 15.00 dollars to get a bonus? )
It doesn't fit the desk at all ( in size anyway ) so that will be saved for another makeover because I happen to be in love with it :)
I got out my ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT ™
two of my favorite combo's with chalk paint and went to town on my blank canvas - adding details that I thought would suit little Izzy perfectly.
And here's what I came up with..............
I have what I call my little red treasure box of stencils from Michaels - there's tons of them in there and they last quite a long time considering they're thick paper ( not plastic so can't be washed ) I think I paid 6 or 7 dollars for the pack !
I painted those white " frames " by putting painter's tape on the outside as a guide - but I free handed the other side ( does that make sense to you ? ) because I didn't want perfection - I wanted it to kind of look cartoonish like ( well ! obviously cartoonish is not a word because I'm getting squiggly lines underneath it - but it should be a word, shouldn't it? ) I speak " ISH " and think a lot of words sound better by adding it the end of them.
Suzan says - Do you think you could help me bring the desk outside to take photos
John says - WHY?
Suzan says - There's no room in the house to get a decent shot
John says - YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME - WE BOUGHT THIS HOUSE BECAUSE YOU NEEDED MORE ROOM
We almost took out one of the back door windows carrying it out LOL.................
John says - What's next ? A house with 15 rooms that you can crowd with furntiure?
And that's the story of a desk makeover
2 coats of clear wax for protection and this is where Izzy - the future Doctor - gets her start :)
Lolli & Pop !
Suzan says - Ok John - ready to bring it back in
Suzan says - John?
Suzan says - JOHN???
Have a wonderful day everyone !
Another heat wave warning is being called for today - but in between jumping in the pool I'll be working on this beauty
Another one bites the dust..............
See you tomorrow !
Me ( ish )
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