Little Miss E and Little Miss M attend a wonderful new school in Denver and each year the school holds a fundraiser to help with the budget. This year the fundraiser is to fund a technology teacher position. Really awesome chefs come from around the area and cook up some serious yummy “lunch food” for dinner. The dinner includes a silent auction and buy-a-shares.
This is my first time including a piece I’ve painted in the auction, but I’m excited to be involved. I thought this child’s desk would be the perfect piece to transform and I found it at the thrift store for $17!
The desk is solid wood, all the drawers are in good shape, and although I rarely reuse existing drawer pulls, these were still is fantastic condition.
After sanding and painting it a light gray, I decided the original pulls would look better than switching them out with something else (even my leather pulls!).
Since it’s a child-size desk and it’s being auctioned for an elementary school, I wanted to have a little fun. I added a subdued Jackson Pollock style drip and splash technique using light blues and greens.
little abstract expressionism never hurt anyone.
Thanks for visiting,
Mrs. White Twig
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