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Landscape Desk- painting old motifs in a modern way

My latest project. I found this wonderful old secretary desk at a flea market and knew right away that I'd be A. buying it and B. painting it with my 'torn' landscape motif. This piece fascinates me because it seems to be a made from a combination of store bought and handmade pieces. I think the inside shelves and back panel we re-built, but it's hard to say. I usually paint the inside of the pieces I re-finish because it adds a unexpected element to the piece and also usually helps eliminate that old musty smell that usually accompanies old wooden pieces.

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Have I mentioned How Much I love my Tools?

This is not a paid post- I just have to shout out for the tools that make my work easier, better, tidier (is that a word?). I already used Shur-Line's mini rag rollers for my decorative painting business before Hosting Fresh Coat then becoming Shur-Line's spokesperson (2007-2010; a great run!) and a huge fan of their brushes and teflon coated trays. My favorite brushes are 1 1/2" square and angle. (Thank you, Paul and Shur-Line team) And I can't live without Fits-All Paint Can Spout (see the yellow and blue plastic thingies at the back of the counter?). I've used these for years to keep paint cans clean which keeps the paint fresh longer and the mess to a minimum....

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