Desk Flip - September FFFC Geometric Design Contest

$10.00
4 Hours
Easy

This month's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest is sponsored by General Finishes. They donated a quart of milk paint for my project. The winner of the contest gets a full case of General Finishes product in quarts or pints!
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
I'll never get over how you can take a piece of throw away furniture and turn it into a show piece. As long as it is sturdy and you can pick up a can of spray paint, you've got possibilities.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
This is the before picture of the desk - I found it alongside of the road and decided to flip it for this contest. The contest required a geometric design of some sort, so when my girls and I were out we found a lime green chevron duck fabric that would be a great contrast to the Coastal Blue milk paint from General Finishes.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
After a good coat of primer, I spray painted it bisque ivory and painted the top and one side with the navy blue milk paint.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
The milk paint was very nice to work with and gave a smooth soft sheen. I could tell it was a good quality paint.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
I cut three equal pieces and Mod Podged the fabric onto the drawers. It went on very easily - I made sure the pattern jived as I cut the pieces.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
The hardware came from Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sale.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
To add a bit of whimsy, I painted the sides of the drawers.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
The Coastal Blue milk paint was a good contrast to the lime green chevron. I had considered selling this desk when I finished it, but once it was done there is no way I can part with it. The transformation was mind boggling.
desk flip september fffc geometric design contest, decoupage, painted furniture
To see more pictures and read about the details, or if you are interested in knowing how you can be a part of the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest visit the link below:
Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}

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