In the process & me having a water break. It is Louisiana, it was hot!
While the paint was drying, I glued one side of the desk top and used every clamp I could find.
Once I sprayed a second coat, and removed the tape.
I then took the desk inside, where it's nice and cool, so that I could begin painting scenes on the desk. I wasn't sure what I was going to paint on it at first. I wanted it to be able to be passed down to her future sister, Liahna, who will be joining the world soon. And once the kids grew out of it, it could be passed on to another kid, boy or girl.
I decided on a Sea scene on front, and a safari scene on the back.
|Dexter says play with me!|
In the mean time, I glued the other ends of the desk top. Once all the ends were glued, I did an initial sand. I used wood filler for a few spots, and then began the sanding to a finer sand paper. I stained it, and will seal with it deft satin.
Took several days off, because I need to work in a shop without a/c. Did I mention I'm from South Louisiana? Yep waaayyy too hot out there. Though we finally got some rain and it made it bearable, so I got back to it! So I glued and clamped down the seat.
I left this to dry and painted on the top of the desk and applied several coats of Deft Satin Wood Finish on the top. I decided to keep the seat part wood. Since it will be for little kids, they will probably climb in and out a lot and probably scratch the seat. Wear would be more obvious on a painted seat than one that is stained and sealed.
|This is the back.|
|This is the front.|