Friday, October 14, 2011

Chippy LOCO?

Should I change my name?? I have recently gotten the chippy bug! It's a sickness! I Seriously want to chip up EVRYTHING I get my hands on! hahahah I am REEEAALY trying to control myself on a cute project I have coming up BUT for now....Chippy Shabby? Comin' right up....



Ain't she cute?! I want to keep all my pieces but this one is really calling my name..I love the drawer pulls, the re-done mahogany top, and of course the chippy paint..ugh'! decisions, decisions... Any who, here is her                      
                                                             "Before"
1940's Maddox furniture, knee hole executive desk.
I had to clean it with what seemed liked 2 gallons of TSP to get all the POLISH off of this thing! Note to self Folks,..Just because you used seventy two cans of Old English furniture polish on it, It does NOT hide the horrendous staining job ya' did....Jus' Sayin.. = /

So I got her cleaned up and used the compressor to blow out all the dust bunnies.With this piece I actually used some spray on primer because the mahogany was bleeding through the 2 coats of ASCP I tested on a small spot.


Then I used some stripper to get all of the 4,789,293 coats of stain off of it..No exaggeration..Look at this!!! 

eewwww..It looks like the thing is shedding turds! eye yi yi!


Any way, we got all the stain off, sanded her down to her birthday suit and let her BREATH for awhile while I painted and chipped away..


I always start upside down, makes life soooo----o much easier when painting  furniture!




The top was a labor of love and I hope it shows.. I conditioned the wood with wipe on wood conditioner, 


and stained her with "Espresso" stain from Varathane,  I then applied 4 coats of Shellac (Drying about 4 hours in between coats)  

And heeeeerre she is.....

uh', Jossy & Frank! Get outta' my photo shoot!!! :)
Sorry bout' that...HERE she is!














 Hope you likey...look for her in our Etsy store!

Happy Painting erry' body!

32 comments:

  1. Girl, you got a workout doing THAT desk but it was worth it. It turned out wonderfully! Love the color! I saw your post at "Miss Mustard Seed".

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  2. WOW, she is a beauty... great redo. Love the knobs. I am visiting from my friend Honey's Party! Love you're blog.

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  3. Oh wow it's lovely, great makeover! I have a hard time keeping my cat Breeze out of my pics as well lol. What a beautiful little princess!

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  4. Great job! Love it!
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  5. I love chippy! Great job. I like the idea of starting from the bottom. I might give that a try.

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  6. I love that color and the chippy look!

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  7. OmiGOSH, she's just GORGEOUS!! Love love LOVE that colour!

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  8. Hey Gorgeous, It's ALL about YOU today at Frugalicious Me! I hope you don't mind:)
    XOXO,
    Tasha
    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/10/new-gal-on-blog-shabby-loco.html

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the color and you distressed it perfectly! If you have time I woud love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party starting Wed.

    micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, you really made it look fabulous!! The color is great. Oh, and the little girl is adorable :-)

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  11. Love the transformation. I'm a huge fan of this color and your distressing is perfect!

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  12. wow...in ♥ with this desk!! Great job! Thank you for sharing!



    new follower from the link up!

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  13. All of your hard work certainly paid off as she is a beauty! I'm sure she is as happy as a lark in her new "dress"!

    Thanks for linking up to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation and hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

    I have just become a friend and follower!

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  14. I am your newest follower. I also love chippy paint. Check out my post for an extreme chippy cabinet that I have loved for years. www.smallholdings.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE IT!! the chippier, the better :-)) Julie

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  16. That is beautiful! I love the combination of red and teal. I have a wardrobe I've been wanting to update and I think you have given me the inspiration to finally do it!
    Eliza@lizalouloves.blogspot.com

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  17. CUTE! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  18. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  19. what a yummy makeover...just became a follower! Can't wait to see more from ya! Hope you can make time to stop by and say hello over at my place!

    -kennesha
    restoration house interiors.blogspot

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  20. beautiful job! that color is just amazing!!!!

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  21. Absolutely GORGEOUS...not too chippy at all...simply perfect!

    Deborah (happily visiting from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you'll take a minute to stop by too...)

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing. What a beautiful desk, love the color.

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  23. Turned out perfect! Love every single detail. Worth all the hard work. :)

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  24. Chippy never goes out of style! Love it!

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  25. Take a break, girl cuz you need it after all that strippin'! Sizzlin' color... It's Beee-u-teee-ful!

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  27. Yep, I give it two paws up!! What a labor of love and the top is gorgeous!!

    Carol

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  28. I LOVE this desk - the color is so perfect! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-lovewith-brights.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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Thanks for the message Doll face!