You know that TV show Hoarders? Well, I officially feel like I should apply and be filmed, because THIS is what my office/craft room has turned into:
AHHH!! Makes you want to scream/cringe/pass out all at the same time, right?!
Well, my second goal of this new year has been to take back my office area! I'm envisioning a beautiful craft room where I can work on both things for Teapots & What-Nots AND for my classroom, too.
So, you can't really fix something like this overnight. (I mean, I wish I COULD just snap my fingers and *poof*, but, let's be realistic here...)
My first task to tackle was the desk. Desk, you ask? What desk? Yes, I know, you might have missed it. It was camoflauged in all the junk...
It's way too big for what I imagined and what I need, so it will eventually get a face-lift and a new home. Instead of simply moving it out to the garage where it would become engulfed into the piles of furniture that need to be refinished, I though why not just refinish it now? So that's what I did!
I'm digging the dark dark "plum" (purple-ish brown-ish black-ish color), because let's face it, when desks get used, they get dirty! And what better way to hide that than with a dark color?! :) I whipped up a batch of my homemade chalk paint (which I'll tell you about tomorrow!), sanded the desk down, and got to painting! Then, I finished it off with a couple of 3 coats of polycrylic to seal it all. Viola! Simply adorable!
I have to admit, once it was done, I was crushing on it so hard that I really debated keeping it in the office...however, even with moving it along a different wall, it's simply not going to fit with our new vinyl backdrop, and the workspace in the middle of the room I need. So, it's going to a new home! Listed in on CL here, or if you're intereseted, simply shoot me an email at TeapotsAndWhatNots@yahoo.com!
Happy Saturday! Wish me luck on the rest of the office/craft room. :)