Last week I began to take charge of a couple areas of my life. Not because it was a New Year’s resolution, but because I wanted to. Something down deep told me to, “get on with it”. So I am. I have had so many projects and goals for myself and Prairie Rain that I think I just got overwhelmed and didn’t. Didn’t have a plan, didn’t move forward, didn’t take continous steps toward those goals. But something has changed!
I have been feeling so joyful, yes joyful so joyful, that my heart swells with joy. Nothing has changed, except me. My attitude, my perception, my gratitude over being so blessed. I still don’t know what God has instore for me, but I know it is REALLY good and awesome!
Enough about me, how about this desk, Lola.
I really love how Lola (that’s my name for her) transformed from an unnoticed sitting all alone in a hallway to going to town. She had potential! This is the story of Lola’s transformations. So, this is what I started with.
An all wood solid desk, that needed a little reglueing, first. And then the fun began. First I stripped, sanded, and stained the top. I used Minwax Special Walnut Stain and after the staining was done I applied 4 coats of Annie Sloan clear wax to protect the surface. She’s smooth and beautifully hand buffed to bring out her beauty. I thought about stripping the drawers, but she had such great jewlery (hardware) that I wanted to stand out, so the drawers were painted too.
The base was painted with chalk paint in a custom color mix. Next was lightly sanded and distressing with a very fine sanding block. The final step to bring out all of Lola’s best was waxing with Annie Sloan Clear and Dark wax and hand buffing with soft cotton cloth.
She’s going to town. I’ll miss her but someone is looking for her and has a special place for her in their home. She can be found at Rerun Consignments, in Council Grove, KS. just ask for Lola!
It’s early in the year, but she just might be a favorite project in the year 2013!