deskMost of our Christmas break was spent with family.  We ate until we couldn’t move and were forced to sit down and physically recover, and while we sat, we planned our next meal.  We had a great couple of weeks, and in-between the eating, I pulled out my paintbrush.  Annie Sloan’s Antibes Green had been perched high on my paint shelf for months.  It’s intense color had intimidated me for too long, mocking my fear of using it.  This inspiration picture below convinced me it was time to pry open it’s lid:103723597639638834_hsrFcOcX_c-1

This was my starting point, well almost my starting point.  I had already painted the top with Antibes Green when I remembered to take a picture.  It’s a great little desk, one that once belonged to my husband’s grandfather.  With a new modern look, it sits proudly in his great-granddaughters’ homeschooling room.  I think he would be pleased.beforeMy steps were simple.  The entire desk was painted in Antibes Green.  Next, I painted all the trim and accents in Provence.raw colorI painted, Ella read:Ella readingAfter both colors dried, I wiped on one coat of Annie Sloan’s dark brown wax which completely toned the intensity of the color (a good thing), and I called it a day.  Project complete.  I love chalk paint.top
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The color makes me happy every time I walk into the homeschooling room.
tI’m pretty smitten with this cutie in the room too:CarolineOur room is almost done…only about 4 months behind schedule.  Here is a sneak peak of one corner, I finally found a place to put my paintings of the girls.  More to come on the finished product soon.
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