Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

 This month I am entering a fab contest. These lovely talented lovely ladies have put their heads together and formed this wonderful Furniture Flipping Contest.
This month inspiration is Mothers.
Hosts
 My Mom and Grandma have a love for roses, but each one is allergic to the scent of the beautiful flower.  My Dad has been growing roses in the garden for years so they can enjoy the beauty without the scent. I have been working on my craft room layering love and meaningful inspiration all around me in my creative space. I chose to paint my desktop with roses in honor of them both. The roses remind me of their tremendous influence on my creativity. Now when I work on my craft room they will be right there with me, inspiring me each day.

These are the supplies I used for this project. CeCe Caldwell's Paint products that I purchased are amazing. Thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for providing me the Roses Allover stencil along with wonderful stenciling supplies to complete this tribute to my Mom and Grandma. Although Cutting Edge Stencils supplied me with their product my opinion is my own and in no way influenced. With all that legal stuff out of the way, I can tell you they have terrific customer service, the products I used were top of the line and as you will see the results speak for themselves.
 I started with a mash-up desk I created with two +IKEA USA four cube Kallax and Lekman storage drawers. I found a 60" X 30" Desk at a thrift store for $8.00. I donated the metal legs back to the thrift store to sell as metal scrap. Scoring a great find and donating to a good cause is what I call, "A Great Day". 
 The desktop is made of press board and coated with a wood grain which does not match my style. I will show you the steps I took to take this drab desktop to fab with CeCe Caldwell's Paints . I am not bragging (well maybe a little) but, this is one of my favorite changes I have made in my craft room.
First I washed the surface & added two coats of Vintage White Chalk Paint.
 If you followed my Instagram you know now this picture was waiting for paint to dry. This roller was perfect to stencil the top with Nantucket Sea Spray paint. Isn't she pretty?
Clear Wax gives the desk a beautiful finish while giving depth to the paint. Photography credit goes to Prince Charming. We were both amazed when the wax changed the paint so quickly.
Sierra Mist Silver Wax hand rubbed on every single rose petal. Can you see the shimmer? It is very delicate, but every girl should have a little sparkle in her day.


Finished! The Fab Flippin Furniture Contest with a beautiful desktop to work on which will remind me of the two fantastic mothers in my life. Inspired by my Mom & Grandma's love of roses.
 
I now have a great place to work on my crafts. I am very pleased that I took this challenge to change this drab desktop into a Fab piece of furniture.

If you are interested in participating in the Fab Flipping Furniture Contest, please contact Anastasia at info@anastasiavintage.com or Evey at info@eveyscreations


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3 comments:

Stacy {Anastasia Vintage} said...

Really beautiful job, Karen! The stenciling turned out especially well! Thanks for entering the contest :)

Stacy {Anastasia Vintage} said...

Really nicely done, Karen! The stenciling turned out especially well! Thanks for entering the contest :)

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Stacy{Anastasia Vintage}
Thank you I am happy the way the desk turned out and the contest made it fun.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie