Monday, April 22, 2013

Well, since I was painting it anyway ........

The rest of the story of my little ladies desk.

I took my little desk home (story here) to repair and ran into the frustration of being no longer able to purchase ASCP around here. So I dealt with that and ended up repainting the entire olive green part of the desk.

And since I was doing that, I decided to paint the top. I'd had 2 customers comment that they liked the tops of furniture painted. So what the heck, I was painting it anyway ...

So then what happened? I needed Annie Sloan CoCo in order to match the desk top to the drawer, especially the little vine thingies.
Well, ain't that just grand?

I wanted to kick a small object, but instead I mixed a little CeCe Caldwell Virginia Chestnut with three craft paint browns and got a pretty good match. And then I got to thinking: I used to exclusively use craft paint. It was great.
It cost $1.29 a bottle. Just sayin'.

As it was:

And how it is now:
The glazing photographs darker than it actually is.

I don't know that I like the top better painted. I like the desk both ways, but now, I have to admit, it has more pizazz.

Mr. Bad Rabbit was able to straighten out the insurance mess, but I tell ya - no one needs that kind of grief!

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the dedicated house
miss mustard seed
between naps on the porch
pjh designs
coastal charm


  1. I am so sorry to hear you have to go through all these trials with insurance and your treatment center. You should be focusing on being well and not have to worry about those things. The fact that you're able to be as productive as you are amid all that's going on is amazing and inspiring.

  2. Dawn ~~ stay strong. The system can make you sicker than the cancer I think! Thank goodness you have your husband as your advocate. I'm sure he will get it straightened out. But seriously that office needs to have a better way of working with patients. It is not good to upset someone who is already using all their energy to fight the disease. I have worked in healthcare all my life and I think the workers get so callous or at least non-thinking. They should make each call as though they are calling a loved one.

  3. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with all that extra stress! I'll be praying for a speedy resolution. The desk is beautiful and I admit to using craft paints a lot on my furniture pieces. Paint is paint and it's more about how you use than the price on the can!

  4. My Hubby is the VP of Finance at our local hospital and he knows the ins and outs of all of this very well. I am sorry that The System is making it even more stressful for you when it shouldn't be but ObamaCare is going to make things like this even worse than you can imagine. Take care and know that your hubby has this under control and allow him to fix this so you can concentrate on beating this cancer. God bless you.

  5. Please don't let it get you down! You are amazing for doing all you do while you fight cancer. Your husband will take care of it!

  6. first of all-the desk is brilliant! second of all-if i may so boldly suggest: transfer all the money dealings and insurance crap to Mr. U should NOT be getting any notifications, updates, bills etc-nothing-nada-zero-zilch. Since he takes care of it anyway-there is no point in u even knowing about it. YO body reacts negatively with each such problem(which he takes care of anyway) so what's the point of knowing about it? "to be involved", "to be on top of things","to be bla bla bla"....U need to concentrate on beating the crap out of cancer and on filling your every breath with joy and calmness. U will kill the cancer, God willing.
    God Bless!

  7. Please don't let the insurance and bills get you down. You are more important than the bills and they will always work out one way or another. Your table is lovely. You did a wonderful job on it and I love the little rug under it too. I'm adding you to my prayer list. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs