Well technically, I put like nine birds on it. I just wanted to share this before and after of a desk I refinished, because I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I'm really not particularly artistically talented, so I was fully expecting to wreck the whole project when it came time to paint the branches and leaves, but as it turns out branches and leaves are pretty straightforward. Birds, on the other hand, are well outside of my abilities, so I printed out images that I found online, cut them out and varathaned them on.

The desk itself belonged to my father when he was a young boy, so it's around 60 years old now. It amazes me how sturdy and well-built older furniture is. The chair that goes with it is also still going strong. I might never go to Ikea again.

Does anyone have any crafty projects to share? I'd love to see what you've all done/are currently working on! My next thing is reupholstering an old armchair. I got a great deal on some new fabric, so I've ripped off all the old material and padding, but now that's it's time to put the new stuff on I'm wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew...

I put a bird on it!

I put a bird on it!