Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Desk Top Personality

I decided to add a little personality to the top of this charming little desk I bought at a flea market a while ago.

I had a little table runner on the desk before , but I thought the top of the desk would make a good message center. Everyone passes the desk at least once if not several times a day. 


 I taped off a rectangle with painters tape, lightly sanded and then applied 2 coats of blackboard paint.

I used stencils to paint the black part of the fleur de lis.

Then I took a sheet of old paper out of a damaged book and traced the fleur de lis using the stencil. I then cut the pieces out and decoupaged them on to the desk top. I think you get a big bang for the buck.

You also get a great place to leave the ones you love little messages.
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45 comments:

  1. Hey Francine! I love it...very eye catching as black and white themes usually are. But I love the addition of the pages, adds a whimsical touch and adds texture. So fess up, inquiring minds like mine want to know...is that your handwriting? if so, it is more stunning than the whole project. That's what really caught my eye!

    I found your blog via The Shabby Creek Link Party.

    Blessings,
    Cindi
    http://www.rustiqueartblog.com

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  2. oh wow...such a great idea
    I liked the old pages decoupage, really smart

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  3. Hi Cindi & Rasha ... The pages were a last minute thought...I'm glad you like it. Cindi ,I'm flattered you like my hand writing ...Thanks!

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  4. I love it! What a wonderful idea and indeed the hand writing is beautiful!

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  5. What a gorgeous desk...you did a beautiful job! And I wondered about the handwriting too...it's so perfect, it looked like a stencil! Fabulous!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  6. Great little area! Love the desk. Come check me out- www.alivedinhome.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh very, very pretty. And yes adding the text to the fleur de lis is a brilliant touch!! Nicely done.

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  8. I love this look!! It's simple, pretty, and functional! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You did a truly wonderful job with that desk/table! Genius!!! I may have to borrow your great idea!!!!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  10. Such a great idea! I love all of the little details too..you did a fabulous job.

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  11. Magnifique! I love your design. You have a new follower.

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  12. This is SO cute! I love the idea of just a partial chalkboard, rather than the whole desk top. And those fleur-de-lis? Inspired!

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  13. Love the chalkboard desk. I love the addition of the book pages. You are very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The lamp you asked about I got at Hancock Fabrics. Love your style. Going to start following.

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  14. That is one of the cutest desks ever--love it!

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  15. I love this desk! I am am new follower.

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  16. What an amazing desktop! Very creative!

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  17. What a great idea! I just might try something like this on my entryway table! Thanks for sharing. I came over from Miss Mustard's.

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  18. So pretty! The scrapbook paper is a really nice touch. What an excellent desktop!

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  19. The desk looks great. You've done a fantastic job. I also like the way you used the chalkboard paint on only part of the desk.
    Cheers
    Kylie

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  20. So gorgeous! The multi look to your chalkboard area is so unique and awesome. The whole space just makes me want to plunk right down and stare at it. :)

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    Donna

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  21. You, my dear, ROCK!!!,
    That desk is gorgeous!!!!
    I love it!!
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  22. So many lovely comments ... I'm so glad you all stopped by,I hope you all will stop in again. I've checked out some of your blogs and am going to try and see them all. Thanks again for all your sweet comments.

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    1. Can you please tell me what chalkboard paint you used? and what you used to apply it (if it wasn't spray paint) but please to me the brand, or recipe or whatever you used because it looks by far the smoothest ive seen and im afraid to paint my desk because i feel like its gonna come out ): but the desk is extremely cute and love you hand writing! it is so pretty, im jealous ! well thank you (: please email me to : sydneynajarro@gmail.com

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  23. Your desk is just lovely. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas. Have a great weekend. Bobbie

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  24. So clever! Great idea!! Love the space, too

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  25. Now this is what I call a VERY nifty thrifty idea...LOVE IT!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. How creative! I have a desk I bought off of craigslist that I am looking for inspiration for. I may just have to do this!

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  27. LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR DESK ON MY NEXT REVIVAL MONDAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WOULD BE OK WITH YOU.
    LAUREN

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  28. Hi Francine, This is such a great idea! I love the chalkboard. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project at the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  29. Hi Francine! WOW is all I can say. That is awesome and so well done. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party and welcome to blogging,hope to see you again.

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  30. This is so pretty, brillant, and making me wish I had a white desk!!

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  31. OMG what a super cute idea! Thanx for sharing at the party! Have a wonderful night!

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  32. great idea, cute little desk and looks great with the chalk board and fleur de lis design

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  33. Oh, gosh..the whole entire thing is just awesome. Over from My Front Porch..
    Linking up to follow..come see me when you can..
    xo

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  34. This is so creative! What a great idea! I love the fleur de lis touch!! Very pretty...and practical!

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  35. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your desk this week.

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  36. Hiya Francine! What a gorgeous idea :)Your home looks lovely! I'm your newest follower...I would love if you dropped my blog for a visit if you have a moment too :)
    Cas x

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  37. Love the book page in the cut out! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $15!

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  38. You are so creative! I love the way the way you used the paper. I would have never thought of that. :) I'm a new follower!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)

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  39. I love how your desk turned out. The fleur-de-lis is very creative.
    Catching you this week,
    gail

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  40. This is gorgeous, unique and wonderfully executed! I absolutely love the way you did the fleur de lis detail! You're quite talented!

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

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  41. I absolutely love this idea. You are very talented. I'm your newest follower!

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  42. your desk is so creative--love it, francine!!

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