Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Peacock Desk/Vanity!

So here we have a cute little desk. (Gosh I love Craigslist!..I seriously think I have a problem)
Wasn't in bad shape, just needed some updating! 
I mixed up my own chalk paint for the black and white. I used ASCP in provence for the blue accents.
I waxed with AS clear wax. 

Can you tell I have a small problem with paints? In the background
you can only see a portion of my "collection".  I'm a sick puppy. 

                                      Ta Da!!  This would be so cute in a carrara marble bathroom!
I'm still looking for the right chair to pair with her. There is also a mirror, but dumbo me did the stencil
without realizing the mirror covers up the fringe of the top feather. Doh! I like it better without anyway.
            I just felt like using my peacock stencil. However, I didn't have any emerald green paint.....;(
                                           So I used about four different blues and teals.

Close up of the detail work.....


  1. This is fantastic! You've got a great eye! Can't wait to see more!

  2. It's beautiful! Why don't you start linking your projects up at my place every week so I can feature you?


  3. WOW! SUPER transformation! I really love your color choice as well.That stencil gives it that POP of a little sumthin-sumthin!Great Job! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  4. You do beautiful work! I love peacock feathers right now too, but I haven't found the right piece to paint one yet....someday! Nice to find you. Stop by and visit sometime. http://twicenice.blogspot.com

  5. I love this desk!! The feathers are a fun surprise!! I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime! Sarah

  6. Love the dark/light combo and that peacock feather detail is so pretty! I'm featuring your desk in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thank you for linking up to the party!

    1. Thanks Maryann! Wish I had the mirror finished. And I have the cutest zebra stool to go with it!

  7. WOW I love it!! how did you get the multiple paint detail?? Its sooo cool! Cant wait to see the whole think when its done!


    1. If you are referring to the peacock feathers, I dabbed different colors while the stencil was in place. On the desk itself, I dry-brushed the blue accents. I've since painted the mirror (I've left part of it the original wood). The zebra stool was too large. STill looking for a little accent chair.