Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hot pink delight

Have you ever drafted a post and forgot to post it?  Well, this is one of those.  I have had this project done for a while but guess I just never hit post.  Last fall, I had picked up this desk and chair for $5 at a yard sale.  You have just got to love it when people just want something gone. 



It isn't the best quality.  But for a 5 year old, I think it will work just fine.  Unfortunately, the desk had a pretty good musky smell.  I used my BIN oil-based shellac primer to coat inside and out to eliminate the odor.  Yes, I painted every surface, inside and out.  It worked like a charm. 

Next, I painted a million layers of the paint to get this hot pink color my daughter picked.  Finally, I polyed it about 5 times on top.  My little angel is an artist.  I wanted to make sure the top could endure her artistic endeavors.  Then to finish it up, I found great knobs at Hobby Lobby.  It is now a hot pink delight.


Here take a closer look at the knobs.  Don't they look like they were made for this desk?


I would love to know what you think.  Drop me a line.  I am sharing over at:

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13 comments:

  1. I WANT IT!!!!! LOVE the color you picked! It looks AWESOME!!! I've been trying to convince my hubby to paint my daughter's dresser that color! I will show him how pretty it looks!

    I really hope you come over to The DIY Dreamer and share this at From Dream To Reality!

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  2. Well, if you're going to go pink, this is the way to go, Julie! : ) I'll bet your daughter just loves it.

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  3. I am so glad you had a before picture--I always enjoy that. That is the pinkest desk I have ever seen! My daughters room is hot pink and black. Great job! I wish I had a Hobby Lobby. I always see great knobs from them!

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  4. Love it! Lucky little girl! It caught my eye on Miss Mustard Seed!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the pink! I have yet to try oil based paint on my furniture pieces. Maybe I'll get brave on my next one thanks to you :)

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  6. Oh my!! Gotta get me some hot pink! Just so lovely!!!

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  7. FANTAZMALISTIC!!! Wow... what a beautiful pink!

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  8. Wow, that is just a beautiful desk! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us! Praying for you!

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  9. Wow, go for it! Love that pink. Wish I could pull something like that off. Stunning. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  10. Love it, one of my favorite colors!

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  11. That is the most beautiful pink desk I have ever seen! It's Pinkalicious!! What a lucky little girl you have :)

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