Alexis Balgenorth | Steamboat Springs, CO
Locations: Yampa River near Madcreek Trail, Downtown Steamboat, & the Steamboat Barn
Normally, I only post photos on this blog, however, I had to share my latest craft project.
Meet Martha. I chose this because of the scribbled name on the bottom of the desk, written by (I can only assume) a past owner.
Martha is my vanity desk that I picked up at a garage sale back in the Summer of 2015. I used this vanity as my makeup/hair desk for the past three years and this summer, I decided she needed to be refurbished. A little bit of love and Martha would look good as new.
It took a little bit longer than I planned for, as my original idea ended up getting scrapped and my plans for Martha changed daily.
IDEA 1: Paint the entire desk turquoise and then antique it.
IDEA 2: Paint drawers red with chalk paint.
Idea 1 & 2 failed. The turquoise chalk paint ended up mint green... gross and the antiquing process made the desk look dirty and coffee stained. The red drawers were too dark and didn't match well with the mint green body.
IDEA 3: Re-paint entire desk with Valspar latex turquoise paint that more resembled the color I originally intended to get.
IDEA 4: Use idea 3 but re-paint drawers to a bright orange with Valspar latex paint.
IDEA 5: Paint the flip cover orange on the inside.
IDEA 6: Add a cute design element, like a bison!
And the result....
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