A couple months ago, I painted a big dresser white, with black handles and a big free handed design on the front. (If you're like me and have a bad rememberer or are new to the Korner, click here for the before and after of that beast of a freebie from Craigslist!) I couldn't believe how popular it was on Craigslist, especially after a message from a sweet friend who said he normally likes everything I do, but wow NOT the black and white dresser!! I really razzed him about gettin' with the styles after all the emails I received about it! Anyways, someone loved the design so much she wanted to buy a peice of furniture for me to redo similar. I was gone when she came and dropped it off, but when I opened the door to my shop the next morning I couldn't wait to get started on this adorable little secretary desk!!!
Here she is before. I think it was actually a "he" before. Let's not even get into gender identities right now, okay? The news has been killing me!
|I really didn't want to take my chances with free handing this time, plus it's so challenging for my barely-there fine motor skills. I cut out a stencil of a design I liked instead. I'm so glad I learned how to make my own stencils - SCORE! (No pun intended.) nyook, nyook, nyook....|
|Pardon the grainy, dark, dastardly photos. I'm trying to learn a new camera. Unsuccessfully.|
|Now, hopefully the unmet Craigslist lady that sounds oh-so-sweet on the phone is just as pleased with it as I am!!|