My husband found an ad on Craigslist for two vintage school desks under “free stuff”. Since the owner of the desks was only a couple of towns away from us we couldn’t resist picking them up. What a score! Not only did they have a lift top and inkwell but an attached swivel chair as well.
I gave them both a fresh coat of Krylon spray paint and decided to go with a comic book theme for the first one. After scouring Ebay and the local comic book store for cheap vintage comic books (let’s’ face it I was planning on cutting them up so I didn’t want any rare comics) I was able to get a fairly decent selection. I don’t know much about comics other than a few of the more obvious heroes (Batman and Superman) but with the help of the comic book store owner I was able to make sure all the major players were represented.
After weeks of cutting, arranging, rearranging, and rearranging again I was finally satisfied with my design. I decoupaged it with Mod Podge and layered it thoroughly with Krylon Acrylic sealer. I love how it turned out! It’s such a great conversation piece when we entertain. I have big plans for the second desk so stay tuned for that.
This is the desk top. I was inspired to create this because I imagined a comic book fan sitting at this desk and hiding a comic book inside of a text-book trying to drown out a droning algebra teacher. I thought how cool would it be if the comic book could be displayed in plain sight?
I didn’t want to neglect the inside of the desk…plus I had a ton of cool comic clippings I simply could not fit on the top of the desk. I thought it would be pretty cool to open it up in search of a pencil and find a fleet of super heroes inside.
The chair was my favorite part of the project. The art on the seat was taken from the cover of an anniversary issue of a Spiderman comic which I outlined with classic comic phrases. I have a thing with eyes and loved this clipping of Wonder Woman on the top of the chair.
I wanted to play off a Good vs. Evil theme and with these clippings of Galactus my mission was accomplished!
So there you have it my homage to Comic Book Heroes (and a few villains as well). This was a labor of love and I couldn’t be happier with the result. This is by far my FAVORITE project of 2011!! Have a favorite project that you would like to share? Stop by the CSI project to link up your project and check out all the inspiring creations.
Thanks for stopping by….have a “Super” day!!