“under the sea” child’s desk

this week i’m giving a child’s school desk a much needed makeover. it was the very first thing I found at the longest garage sale in Tennessee this summer. as you can see it was in sad sad shape …poor thing…..somebody had painted it red!!! (ugh, the horror, lol)

School desk 1
School desk 7

of course i used annie sloan chalk paint (in duck egg blue) to cover up that horrible red (& all the other issues with this small desk) then dry brushed on some old white. i wanted to paint a beach/under the sea theme i had envisioned in my mind so i sketched some basic outlines with a white chalk pastel pencil, then started watercoloring, using inktense pencils on the base, seat and on the back of the chair.

School desk 5

it was more work than i originally planned for…but i’m pretty pleased with the results (although the clown fish is a very silly cartoon version—not at all how I envisioned it!)

School desk 2

School desk 4Do you have trouble or issues getting things you’ve thought of onto paper?!? (Or in this case a desk) please let me know in the comment section below how you overcome those obstacles, or if you just “let it go…”

well, i’m busy finishing up a few more items for the craft show I’m a part of…it starts this Thursday, so better get back to it…

Thanks for dropping by :)

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