Desk before/After and a little spray paint

Here is a desk that my husband had in his room growing up.  He says it's where he used to do his homework.  His parents gave it to us when we moved in together.  I never much cared for the "wood" it was made out of so I got out some paint and took care of it.  
I went up to Lowe's found some "oops paint"  if you don't know what that is then you should definitely check it out.  I got 2 quarts of white paint for $4 and a little sample of a pretty greyish/blue color for $1.
Mixed them together for a light bluey/grey, that I LOVE.  I sanded her down with some 120 grit sandpaper, got all the glossiness off her.  Primed her with Kilz ,  let that get nice and dry. Then on goes the paint.  I mixed up my own concoction creating just the right color I was looking for.  And painted her.  After the paint dried I  put on a coat of clear polyurethane, semi-gloss.
Here she is AFTER

And in her new spot in the alcove of a bay window in the guest bedroom.  It's my new spot to write letters, pay bills, or just sit and look out the window.
It's a lovely spot.
Also nice for the occasional guest.
I also wanted to share this piece that I spray painted in Rust-oleum Heirloom white.  Sorry there is no before pic, because I did this before I started blogging :)
But here it is....


Blogging and dinner

After spending many hours today, while my little one napped, I finally created some sort of a logo and got it centered.  Talk about trial and error.  No body ever told me how confusing all this blog stuff is!  It's like something no one talks about.  HTML this, HTML that. What the heck is an HTML anyway! 
So after all that and a trip to the pool, I wasn't in the mood to make a big dinner so I used an old stand by recipe, that is easy and delicious. 
 Zesty Bow Ties 
  • One lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tbs oregano 
  • 1 Tbs chopped garlic
  • 1 pkg baby spinach
  • 1 box bow-tie pasta (drained and cooled)
  • 1 pkg feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes

 In a bowl, whisk together 2 Tbs lemon juice, add olive oil, oregano and garlic; set aside.

 Cook spinach in a little boiling water or in the microwave.  Place in colander;rinse with cold water.  In bowl, combine pasta and spinach. Drizzle with oil mixture;toss to combine Stir in cheese and tomatoes.

Ready to eat!

Before/After Pictures

White Dresser

White trim dresser

Chalk paint buffet
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