Chippy Graphic Desk

I’ve been waiting to have the chance to use this graphic again.  I used it earlier on another piece and because I had to enlarge it, tape it together, etc… I saved it to reuse on another project.  This desk was the perfect fit!!!  Click here to see the tutorial for this transfer method.  Of-coarse I original got the graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  Here’s a link to the French Corset Ephemera.  I used Pebble Stone by Behr for the base and Old White for the top and drawer front.  Then I highly distressed by sanding and adding dark walnut stain.  I didn’t really care for the knob it came with (I’ll save for another time) so I had a little round chrome knob that I spray painted with a Brown RUST-OLEUM Textured Finish Paint.  And there ya have it!

Hope you are all have a fabulous weekend!!! Our friends Kim & Kevin asked us to meet them at Culver’s this afternoon for Frozen Custard…and since it’s 104 degrees outside at the moment, guess what our response was?  You got it…YES!!!  Sounds like a great way to take a break from painting! (Grins & Giggles)
 

 

Sharing with:  Funky Junk Saturday Nite Special, Sunday’s Best, Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday, Make It Pretty Monday, Monday Muse, Teak It Tuesday
 

 

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  1. I really love what you did with this desk. It looks fantastic! Love the name of your blog, too.

  2. I just love this! You have done a masterful job of reviving this desk!
    You have added such style and charm!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

  3. Love how your white desk turned out. Don’t know how you got the design for table so big, I’m ashamed to admit but am quite digitally challenged on things like that especially.
    Have just subscribed today found your blog thru a link with My Cozy Little House. Am thoroughly enjoying all your projects I’ve seen already.

    • Thank you so much…so glad you found me!!! OK, no need to be ashamed ’cause I’m the same way. I’m sure there’s a better way to enlarge these transfers but here’s what works for me. After saving the graphic I like onto my computer, I save several copies of it. Then I crop it into two or three sections depending on what’s needed. (This one took three ~ left, middle & right) Next, I print each one out, size 8.5″ x 11″, trim the edges and tape it all together with scotch tape to fit perfectly together so there’s no overlapping or it will leave lines when transferring onto your surface. It takes some time but I save each one I do with the hopes of having the opportunity to use it again (like this one). Hope this helps! Give it a try and let me know how it goes! :)

  4. Don’t know where in AZ you live but am familiar with the heat, I lived in Tucson for 20 yrs. We thought about moving back to Tucson but I thought about the heat and being too far away from any accessible water to swim in besides pools so we stayed where we’re at, west of Grand Junction, CO.
    Really enjoying your blog.

    • We live in Glendale, AZ. We looked into Tucson as well but this was a little more convenient (closer to family). I love it here but I do miss water, I grew up in Washington State abounding with lakes and rivers. Luckily we have a pool, I don’t know how anyone survives here without it! We lived in Colorado Springs for six months in 2010. Beautiful!!! So glad you are enjoying my blog. I love meeting new friends…thank you for sharing!

  5. What you’ve done with the little dbl. decker tables is great. Those graphics are wonderful, used them myself a few times but not on tables. Great inspiration.

  6. Loving how the desk turned out, how did you get the design so big? Your desk is so pretty now! The desk is topped with such charm and style! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    • Hi Cathy ~ I just had someone else ask the same question and here’s how I explained it: I’m sure there’s a better way to enlarge these transfers but here’s what works for me. After saving the graphic I like onto my computer, I save several copies of it. Then I crop it into two or three sections depending on what’s needed. (This one took three ~ left, middle & right) Next, I print each one out, size 8.5″ x 11″, trim the edges and tape it all together with scotch tape to fit perfectly together so there’s no overlapping or it will leave lines when transferring onto your surface. It takes some time but I save each one I do with the hopes of having the opportunity to use it again (like this one). If you have any questions please let me know. Hope this helps! Thanks ~ Judy :)

  7. LOVE the desk! Thanks for sharing over at Carter’s Cottage, My Monday Muse!

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