The latest C & C Collaboration
I just finished another project with my friend Carol, so this is the latest of 4 Candy & Carol collaborations.
This one was a desk and chair for another of her granddaughters.
I found the desk for $12.49 after a 50% off coupon at Unique TS.
This is after using AS Chalk paint in Old Ochre and Amelie. Carol knows what she wants to do, but asks me to tell her how to accomplish it as she says I have the "artists eye". So she selects the colors to coordinate with the DGD's bedroom, and then I tell her how I think the piece should be painted and help with the painting. If we don't like something, we just repaint!
The desk has a roll top, barristers bookcase with the glass door on top, a pull out writing surface, drawer below that, and the 2 cabinet doors on the bottom.
I found the chair at a Habitat TS for $2 - 20% = $1.60!! It is a very old piece and we removed the 3 layers of upholstery down to the horsehair!! Her hubby re-glued it, and cut a new plywood piece to reinforce the seat. I found the fabric, and called Carol to see if she would like it. She LOVED it as she has promised each DGD a trip to Paris when they graduate from HS.
This DGD does not like florals, but loves bows so I used the curves of the seat back slats to dictate the bows.
I helped her re-upholster it, and did the painting of the bows on the seat back, both sides, although you can only see the front. I also determine what part of the spindles receive the orchid color, then helped her paint those.
Carol and I have now created a project for each of her 4 DGD's and each DGD has loved what we created.