Thursday, August 20, 2015

A DESK......................for Izzy


When James ( John's son - my step ! ) asked that we find him a desk for Izzy ( Isabella ) my first thought was :
For Izzy?
School?
WHERE DOES IT GO?
I mean really - where on earth does the time go?

My second thought was - well Mr.Craig -  here I come !
And he so seldom disappoints that it's not even worth mentioning.

He offered this.................
For 15.00 dollars.- I don't usually find prices that incredible but every now and then the stars are aligned just perfectly.

( the chair was a bonus - can you believe it?  at 15.00 dollars to get a bonus? )
It doesn't fit the desk at all ( in size anyway ) so that will be saved for another makeover because I happen to be in love with it :)


I got out my ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT ™
Old White
Paris Grey
two of my favorite combo's with chalk paint and went to town on my blank canvas - adding details that I thought would suit little Izzy perfectly.

And here's what I came up with..............


I have what I call my little red treasure box of stencils from Michaels - there's tons of them in there and they last quite a long time considering they're thick paper ( not plastic so can't be washed ) I think I paid 6 or 7 dollars for the pack !


I painted those white " frames " by putting painter's tape on the outside as a guide - but I free handed the other side ( does that make sense to you ? ) because I didn't want perfection - I wanted it to kind of look cartoonish like ( well ! obviously cartoonish is not a word because I'm getting squiggly lines underneath it - but it should be a word, shouldn't it? )  I speak " ISH " and think a lot of words sound better by adding it the end of them.




For the top - to give it a little interest - I painted it first with Old White - 2 coats - then I put a coat of Paris Grey wash ( half paint - half water ) as soon as I painted the grey on it - I took a cloth and wiped it back and forth to make streaks.................


I sprainted the handles - that's definitely not a word I know - I invented it to replace spray + paint - feel free to use it whenever you like :)


Suzan says - Do you think you could help me bring the desk outside to take photos
John says - WHY?
Suzan says - There's no room in the house to get a decent shot
John says - YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME - WE BOUGHT THIS HOUSE BECAUSE YOU NEEDED MORE ROOM

We almost took out one of the back door windows carrying it out LOL.................

John says - What's next ?  A house with 15 rooms that you can crowd with furntiure?


And that's the story of a desk makeover


2 coats of clear wax for protection and this is where Izzy - the future Doctor - gets her start :)


Love,
Lolli & Pop !

Suzan says - Ok John - ready to bring it back in
Suzan says - John?
Suzan says - JOHN???

Have a wonderful day everyone !
Another heat wave warning is being called for today - but in between jumping in the pool I'll be working on this beauty


For now?
Another one bites the dust..............



See you tomorrow !
Hugs,
Me ( ish )


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41 comments:

  1. I'd say it's cute ish but there's no ish about it...that's one cute desk for an absolutely adorable cutie. Love the stenciled details--perfection!
    Stay cool in the pool! :)

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  2. Just beautiful Izzy will love it. You are the best Lolli ever!
    Kris

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  3. I love your made up vocabulary! Izzy will be proud to wr ite on such a great desk!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary !!!
      Have a great-ish weekend !
      xox

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  4. You did a great Job. Beautiful makeover.

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  5. LOL….you are simply too funny. Hubby, asked what I was laughing at…I said, "Suzan and John." This was followed by dead silence and then he said back, "Um, like one of our conversations?" Me, "Yep." LOL, I'm not sure he appreciate my finding a clone of our relationship!

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    1. LOL !
      You can be Fred and Ethel !!!
      XOXO

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    2. Honestly, he glares at me when I read one of your Suzan/John conversations…absolutely glares, lol, while I am laughing--hysterically!

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  6. "Cartoonish" should DEFINITELY be a word! Adorable make-over ~ Izzy will love it!

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  7. The desk is terrific - I love it and what a change. I am sure Izzy will love it. Thanks for sharing this post with us, you talented lady.
    Stay cool...
    Mary

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  8. Just the cutest little desk.......but Izzy is positively adorable! Oh, excuse me - I should have said Dr. Izzy.

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  9. Oh Suzan, A. the desk is adorable! You cute-i-fied it. :) B. "ish" is valid onto just about any word. I have spoken :) C. Izzy iz adorable!! D. I am baffled (and mildly horrified) that you didn't respond to John's 15 room quip with "Well, it's about time you came around!! I'll get on Zillow right now."
    ~ hugs, Christina

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  10. What an amazing improvement! Love Love! Izzy will be so happy!

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  11. LOVE IT, I want one too. Let John know he will be heading to Wisconsin to deliver it. LOL

    It is just beautiful. :-))
    Enjoy the pool!
    Carla

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  12. Love those handpainted flowers along the front - icing on the cake! I bet Izzy was thrilled with her new desk and even more proud that Loli made it for her.

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  13. I've never seen anyone so busy in my whole life....you must run on that 5 Hour stuff they sell at Dollar General...:)
    This is the CUTEST desk and that Izzy...she is so adorable and I love her nick name.

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  14. Your desk turned out so pretty! Glad to know I am not the only one with a husband scratching his head! :o) Thank you for sharing at Friday's Furniture Fix! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy !
      I think there's a lot of husbands scratching their heads in Blogland lol
      xox

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  15. Wit turned out beautiful Suzan, and for 15.00!!? I never find anything on Craig's list! That desk is certainly fit for a doctor:)

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    1. Sometimes I find incredible deals ( not so much other times ) and that included the little chair !!!
      Thanks so much Rhonda - Have yourself a great weekend!
      xxx

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  16. This is perfect, Suzan, just perfect!

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  17. I bet she'll love doing her homework, now!

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  18. Suzan, this is adorable and perfect for little Izzy who is so cute. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  19. This desk is so pretty. I am sure Izzy will love it.

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    1. Thanks so much Trish !
      We still have to get it to her - couldn't do it this weekend but I'm excited for her to see it - it's the perfect size for her:)
      xox

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  20. What a fantastic piece! And What a Fantastic transformation!! LOVE it!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  21. Hard to believe that it is even the same piece. It really turned out gorgeous! Little Izzy is a doll and I'm sure she loves it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Great makeover! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  23. Suzan, this is charming! At first I wasn't sure who Izzy was and I'm so glad you included her photo. They'll make a great pair. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co.'s party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thanks so much Ann Marie - with one thing and another we didn't get it to her last weekend - so she only sees it tomorrow !
      xox

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  24. Izzy is one cutie pie! That's an amazing makeover -can't believe that desk was $15!

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  25. Thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire,I always look for my party goers from Fabulous Friday to say hello. The desk came out amazing and you always do a great job
    Maria

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    1. Thanks for having me Maria !
      And for your kind words !
      Have a great one :)
      xox

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  26. This is beautiful and reminds me of the beautiful painted antiques I saw during my honeymoon this summer in Norway. This is one lucky little girl. :-)

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  27. Hey, your husband should be proud he has such a talented and artistic wife who makes his house beautiful! :)

    Great job on this desk, I love how you added in your own details instead of relying on wood detail. And as a casual animator, I'd say that cartoonish is totally a word, lol!

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