Q Project: desk

June 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm 2 comments

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Project Breakdown:

–  garage sale desk: $10
–  1 quart of Home Depot “oops” paint / Glidden Exterior GL6911 Satin: $1
–  2 cans of Kilz spray primer: $8.94
–  1 can of Rustoleum Anodized Bronze
–  1 can Krylon Fusion Satin Dover White
–  1 package of furniture leg glider: $1.49
–  Minwax Polycrylic clear gloss: $16.57
–  sandpaper
–  Elmer’s Carpenter’s wood glue
–  Elmer’s Carpenter’s wood filler
–  painter’s tape
–  vinegar & salt to soak the brass hardware

I decided to embrace the imperfections and accept the fact that each garage sale or GW find is unique in its own way.  I love stumbling upon used furniture as I do with once loved (vintage) books that I use in my paper crafts.  There is a mysterious element behind old objects that intrigues me.



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a cool idea for our coffee table Q Project: mid-century modern recliner

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  • 1. gadgetronica  |  June 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Fabulous! The wonkiness seems irrelevant now that you’ve finished it. How did you solve the problem of the missing metal leg cover? DId you remove them all? Can you tell me how you did the pinstriping? Can’t wait to see it in person. Haha, the desk looks like it piddled in the concrete picture.


  • 2. gadgetronica  |  July 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    This desk a positive review by Photographer Coco on her blog! Thanks, Coco! http://esmeandcoco.blogspot.com/2010/07/lately.html


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