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Genesis…My first woodworking project

The piece of furniture that started my woodworking obsession! AND that inspired me to start my blog. This beautiful desk I built for my daughter!  I’d seen this desk on http://www.shanty2chic.com (my woodworking best friends in my head lol) a while back and dreamed of the day I could build it.  Well, one day something hit me, I stopped dreaming and just decided to do it!

I’d been obsessing over woodworking projects for the past 6-9 months or so…pinning different projects to my Pinterest board, stalking different woodworking blogs and Instagram pages.  I even bought myself a Kreg Jig K5 system, and a Ryobi impact drill and drill/driver around black friday last year.  Just building up my powertool “library” little by little. Then I eventually got my Ryobi 12 inch sliding miter saw.  Then, I was unstoppable!

My oldest daughter started kindergarten last fall and I’d been complaining about my her not having enough room or a space to do her homework.  And I’d knew this was the desk I wanted for her (us) because I’d been obsessed with the way it was designed since the first day I saw it.  So, one weekend, I dug out the plans to build the desk  that I’d printed months ago and I made my husband go to Home Depot with me (babies in tow).  We bought the materials, got home and I immediately got to work!

Since this was my first project, I took my time because I wanted to learn as I went along.  And my husband wanted to help, so it took longer than I wanted.  But, that’s ok.  I was learning, and that was most important to me.

A few days after I finished, I posted this beauty to my Instagram page and guess who regrammed it!!! My woodworking best friends Shanty2Chic!!!! Yep, you guessed it, I about s#!+ my pants šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚!! No, but seriously?! My FIRST piece of furniture and they love it!  My entire week was made!! It really boosted my confidence, and any doubt I had about the work I’d did. There’s really no stopping me now! 

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2 thoughts on “Genesis…My first woodworking project

    1. Hi Andrea! I used a combination of Miniwax’s special walnut, weathered oak and a light white wash with Valspar’s chalk paint base (no tint, just the white base). There was no rhythm to how I applied it. I used the special oak as my base, and applied the weathered oak and white wash in layers until I was satisfied. Hope that helps!

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