This mini desk and chair is the cutest, and handpainting a mermaid was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to figure out what color to paint it. Isn’t that always the hardest part, choosing a color? This is a robins egg color that I also painted my kitchen with, which you can check out here.
I had a cute helper with this one, my 10-year old niece Corynne. She’s the sweetest little girl and loves to spend time with me and the hubster at our bay house.
We painted a primer on this set because the wood was dark with a heavy stain. I didn’t dare sand this.
I cleaned it up good with Dawn dishwashing liquid, and then applied the primer which did a great job keeping any bleed from coming through.
With this view, I’ll paint anything for anyone. Who wouldn’t want to sit here and paint 100 mini desks and chairs? Just sayin’. 😎
These pieces have a lot of ornate details, so I decided to paint some metallic in those areas and also use it for the mermaids hair. I had to cut out my hand drawing of the mermaid because I was nervous I couldn’t duplicate it on the chair! So, I traced the outline for sizing.
Hey, I’m not ashamed to trace!
This is an 8-1/2’by 11″ sheet of paper. That will tell you how small this desk is. An adult could use it comfortably, but it’s cuter for a child.
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A top tough topcoat was applied and both pieces were slightly distressed so any concern of bumping into it making a mark wouldn’t be a problem.
Her name is Sally Seashell. Yeah, whatever. Sometimes you just have to go with it. 😏 Don’t be a hater, she’s pretty!
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