A hot chicky-do dropped this desk off at my house with the request to paint it white and shabby chic.... but I'm strongly considering offering HER money so I can keep it! I'm rather ecstatic at how it turned out and I'm holding my breath hoping she loves it as much as I do!!
But first we had this little veneer issue to deal with.
It's really pretty easy. Cut it to size, iron it on, and trim off the excess.
My mistake was I should have stained the new veneer dark like the desk because when I distressed the edges with the sander, well it just didn't "distress". Shucky darn.
For the drawer pulls, I first spray painted them red and then using a small artist paint brush, painted them black, allowing some of the red to peak through here and there.
I feel back to one of my favorite stencils to add some elegance to the edges of the "chalkboard" inserts.
Why haven't I ever used the electrical sander to distress edges before? Wow did that make the job a cinch!
You'd think I was new to this DIY stuff.... man, I'm a dork.
And finished product - TA DA!
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