After sanding, it got a nice coat of primer. Then it was time to use my new spray gun for the first time! It worked fantastically! The color I used is Laura Ashley Pale Peony. I got a whole gallon of it for the price of a quart because they were out of quart sizes. I know, how could a paint store be out of paint, right?
The desk looked awesome~ pink, wet paint gleaming in the sun, but, well.... what happened next can be read about here. All I'm saying now is that the poor desk took a terrible tumble and wound up in the furniture ER~
I didn't have the heart to take a picture of the FRESHLY painted, WET desk lying face down in the driveway. It was ugly!
Of course I had to re-sand, re-prime and re-paint the top and a few other places. When it fell down, one of the drawers got broken, so I had to fix it, too. My husband says you can never have too many clamps. He might be on to something. :)
After the ordeal, this is how the desk looks today!
I lightly distressed and then used Minwax Paste and Finishing Wax.
The hardware was primed and then got a shot of this~
I just put the hardware in a little box and sprayed it outside.
At Hobby Lobby, I came upon the most adorable pink wrapping paper to line the drawers with! It matched perfectly! It has various buildings from Paris, sweet little birds and postage stamps on it.
This paper is really cool because the back has a grid to make measuring and cutting a snap!
All finished! The best part today is when Zach said, "I like it, Mom!" and then crawled under the desk to pose for a pic!
This little $7 chair came from Goodwill. I thought I would paint it pink to go with the desk. It was in near perfect condition until I backed over it as we were leaving Goodwill. Yep, that's right. I set the chair down by the trunk so I could get my daughter in her carseat. After loading her up, I hopped in the car and backed up. I could hear a scratching sound, but couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Poor chair! Here is the before, complete with parking lot distressing as can be seen on the left front~
The chair got the same treatment as the desk. Can you see the little blob on the chair?
Here it is today, with the desk!
I also painted these little peg hooks I got at the thrift store for $.25 each to go with the set~
Pink is so much fun! :)