Now that I have this whole blogging thing a little more figured out, I thought I'd repost the piece that I started it all with back in July of this year (2011). I know more about the great sharing that goes on through linky parties and wanted a chance to share this one with more people than I did the first go round.
Although I've been painting my own funiture and even my cabinets over the years, I never really researched the proper way to do it until recently. I got my first real "lesson" in painting furniture from an ebook I purchased from Mandie over at Altar'd Designs. She gave lots of great tips! Since then I have found some very helpful blogs with tutorials. My number one "go to" blog would have to be Miss Mustard Seed! I am so thankful to her for sharing her wealth of knowledge so generously. There are tons of other blogs out there with some great tutorials on some techniques I still haven't tried.
Anyway, that's a little bit about my blogging and furniture transformation journey. So, here's the piece I started it all with........
|This is the before of course! I took this picture at the estate sale where I purchased the desk.|
|The after is SO much better!|
|I did this little crackle look using Elmer's glue.|
|I was pleased with the final result.|