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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Painted Lady Cottage Chic Desk

 This desk started off a hideous blue, so we could only go up from here!

It has great detail but I felt like I needed to add a little more. I was able to take apart the letter holder that mounts on top of the desk.

Out of all the stencils I own I did not have one the right size, so I used my new machine, the Silhouette to designs and cut out the shape I wanted. I use a little spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place.

I have this great product that is an embossing cream and it kind of looks like chocolate pudding.

 I use a small pallet knife to spread it over my stencil

When you lift your stencil it leaves a raised design. You let it dry for a good 24 before you paint over it. It makes it look like there it carved wood detail where there was none.

Here is my painted lady!
I used Annie Sloane chalk paint. Colors are Versailles green and cream. I also added some more dimension in the paint by adding a bronze gold antiquing glaze to certain places.

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