The Mermaid Desk {guest post}

This gorgeous, blended finish was created by Abbey from Painted Home Goods to give it an underwater feel! She used several colors including Bliss, Wanderess, Jitterbug, and Happy Hour.

I can thank my mom for this title; she said this piece belongs in a mermaid cottage and I have to agree. When I first stumbled across it in the thrift store it didn’t belong anywhere! Someone had previously painted it and I’m not quite sure what look they were going for but, whatever it was, it didn’t work.

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Since my first attempt at a blended finish I’ve wanted to try it again. After patching a few damages, cleaning, and sanding, I selected my colors and got to work.

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I started with patches of Happy Hour then I blended Bliss around those edges. To keep the paint damp and to dilute while I blended I used a spray bottle of a water and vinegar mixture. I filled in with Wanderess and accented with Jitterbug. By spraying some concentrated areas with my spray bottle I got the Jitterbug to run a little, drying with some pretty cool drips. Using a putty knife I scraped on just a few touches of mustard yellow.

With a touch of floral paper and some awesome mercury glass knobs this beauty is ready to find a new home! I staged this quickly before the baby woke up with twin two year old critics watching while munching on pancakes and saying “cheese” every time I snapped the camera.

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Mermaid Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #mermaid #homedecor #cottage #shabbychic #drippy #blended #bermuda #turquoise #teal #desk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

Make sure to follow Abbey on her blog, figuringitoutaswegoalong. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Maia says:

    Your mom was right! It totally looks like a mermaid could have it in her underwater lair!

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    1. Sarah says:

      I’m glad you like it Maia!

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