Sunday, April 15, 2012

I love tape!

This little desk/entry table sold in record time for me!  I didn't even get a chance to blog about it.  The pictures I took just did not do it justice, so I had planned on taking some more pictures in the store tonight....but it was gone.  Yay!

Here is what it looked like when I bought this desk at the Wood County Habitat for Humanity ReStore a few weeks ago.

Well, it has been sanded, puttied and it has a coat of grey primer on the top already...almost forgot the before picture.

I knew what colors I wanted it to be, but wasn't quite sure how to put my stamp on it.
I'm learning that I just need to start working and see where things take me.
This is what I ended up with:

Started with Grey Primer then I used a blond paint on the top and drawer front.  Then I took painters tape to make flower petals and a stem.  For the petals, I rounded the ends off with scissors and I also cut the tape to shape up the stem.

I forgot to take a picture.

I put a coat of Annie Sloan's Old White on the entire desk.  After it dried, i peeled up the tape to find....

It took me a couple of days to get up the nerve to put some shading and detail into the flowers.  I wasn't sure if I was going to hand paint it or if I should sand it down to expose the other layers....I'm glad I decided to sand!

I lightly distressed the whole piece and used 3-4 coats of poly to finish it up.

Leave me a comment below or on my facebook page and let me know what you think!

I really need to figure out this camera!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here are some other fun little projects I've done using tape.

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Miss Mustard Seed



  1. So cute! Great job! So impressed with your designs using regular ol' tape.

    1. Thanks Britt! Can't wait to post the latest and greatest.

  2. So clever and a really cute surprise design! A wow factor that I didn't see coming when I saw the first pic of the table. Great job!

    1. I suprised myself too. I don't trust my handpainting skills yet, but I'm loving the way these pieces are turning out.

  3. love what you did and I have lots lots ...of stuff to paint and love the post found you from miss mustard seed...yes the best Blogger and I want my blog to get get better too,Love what you do

    1. Thanks Kathryn...I love Miss Mustard Seed :). Good luck!

  4. I've used painter's tape this way too... so easy and cheap! Your little desk turned out so cute... love the chair too!
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!

  5. love that little table... wow! visiting from my repurposed life!!

  6. What a fabulous design - love it!
    Pinning this!

  7. Oh wow, you did that with tape? That is super cute!


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