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Damask Desk

Give an old desk new life with a little paint and Mod Podge.

At a Glance:

#3086 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer ® Stenciling Sponges - Small

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bright Pink, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Craft Brush Pack

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Old desk, Sandpaper, Wood filler (optional), Paint brush, Liner brush, New knobs, Masking tape, Damask gift wrap or scrapbook paper

Instructions

  1. Completely sand desk and prepare for painting. Fill in holes with wood filler if necessary.
  2. Basecoat desk Bright Pink. Let dry.
  3. Basecoat drawers Bright Pink and Licorice as shown in photo, except for the middle top drawer.
  4. Basecoat the middle top drawer Licorice. Allow to dry and then add white dots with the 5/8" Spouncer. This drawer will not be decoupaged.
  5. Measure drawer front centers and cut out paper to fit in each. Cut out enough 1/2 circles to fit around the desktop.
  6. Using Mod Podge, glue the wrapping paper to front of drawers. Allow to dry and then seal the entire drawer front with Mod Podge.
  7. For the top of the desk, tape off the center about 3-1/2" from the front and side edges. Paint inside the tape with Licorice. Allow to dry and then add Wicker White dots with the 5/8" Spouncer.
  8. Measure an inch around the Licorice center to make the Bright Pink border. Glue the 1/2" circles around the Bright Pink border on all three sides using Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Using the liner brush along with thinned Licorice paint, outline the outside and insides of scalloped edge.
  9. Allow everything to dry and then seal with the Mod Podge.
  10. Add new hardware.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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