A Child’s Desk and a Horse of Course!

I seriously cannot believe I have FINALLY gotten around to working on some furniture pieces! I must admit thought that I do have a little motivation… We are having a community wide yard sale in a couple of weekends and I want to get some UYOM pieces out there as well as the hoard of decorative items I have not been able to use in this house. I’m not looking forward to setting it all up, but I am hoping to get my storage room cleaned out!

So here is my first projects, I started with this sweet little desk I purchased about 13 years ago for my middle daughter. She first used it as a desk (or if I’m being honest with you a place to stash her crap) and once she started wearing makeup etc. we set it up to use as a vanity and of course more crap storage… UGH!

Before I took this picture I had already removed the wallpaper and sanded it down. Yes, I wallpapered the top of the desk, but I had glass over the paper… it was very pretty trust me!

BEFORE

Before childs desk

As you can see it was just a cute desk, the knobs I added myself from where I don’t remember, but they’re blue glass and very pretty.

So here it is in it’s new color! I painted it in Provence Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I used 2 coats (3 on the top) then I waxed it with ASCP Clear wax and buffed the wax. It doesn’t look super special in this shot but wait until you see the cool top!

ASCP Provence blue painted vintage wood childs desk

Checkout the cool horse silhouette I added to the glass! And no that is not a brick pattern on the glass just a reflection… isn’t it pretty?!

ASCP Provence blue painted vintage wood childs desk

Here it is reflecting the beautiful blue sky today.

So basically I found a horse silhouette I liked on line, I printed it out, cut it out and then traced the cutout onto contact paper.

horse silhouette back painted glass with looking glass spray

I cutout the horse from the contact paper and I adhered it to the back of the glass and then sprayed the glass with 3 light coats of Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, man do I love this stuff!

horse silhouette back painted glass with looking glass spray

I carefully and slowly removed the contact paper a viola! a blue horse! If I had wanted the horse to be another color I could have sprayed the glass again at this point with a secondary color, but I wanted the blue top to show through.

horse silhouette back painted glass with looking glass spray

Back painting glass is a super simple project that I have done numerous times, but I can’t seem to get enough of it! This process has so many great possibilities, checkout my glass plates, Halloween hurricane lamps or church window projects for more inspiration!

I’m hoping some lucky horse lover will snatch up this desk at the yard sale! Living in Louisville, KY we have LOTS of horses lovers which is why I decided that the horse silhouette would be perfect! So what do you think? Do you like this project?

Thanks as always for stopping by…

Until next time!

K

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on May 5, 2014, in Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I think it looks amazing Susan, and what a fab idea for the horse silhouette! Very unique :D

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  2. What a fun idea to put a horse on the desk top. Seriously, I think most kids wish for a horse. I did and swore he would live comfortably in the backyard. :) Whatever home this ends up in, it’ll be adored and commented on much!

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  3. Susan, great piece, I can totally see the top wallpapered, I’m sure it was pretty. This is a great redo and love the color. Good luck with the sale that probably happened already, LOL!

    Cynthia

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  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    This would be so perfect for a horse loving little girl! Pretty and unique!

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  5. Enjoyed meeting you! And we LOVE our new desk:-). My daughters face just lights up whenever she looks at it…. We will keep an eye turned to all your projects! The K family

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  6. Funny story… We used the silhouette or of our miniature donkey for our website logo and painted him blue:-). No wonder we liked this desk!

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