okay, i know that painting wood is a very touchy subject. forget coke vs. pepsi; wood vs. paint is the biggest showdown in consumer goods these days. (note: did i just choose an incredibly outdated pop culture controversy? i think i did. what’s a more contemporary pop culture rivalry? i need to be brought up to speed). BUT, ignoring which camp you find yourself in on the paint/wood issue, can we all take a minute to think about how great jo’s painted desk looks in that room? i love the patterned interior, i love the bursts of color, and i think if you love filling your rooms with color than this is pure perfection. it may not be everyone’s style to paint over natural wood, but sometimes it’s just awesome. and i prefer coke. there, i’ve said my piece:) nice work, jo! -kate
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i love stripes! stripes, stripes, stripes. they make me extremely happy. amy’s dresser was looking kind of sad until she did this amazing paint job, which includes hand painting all the different bands of color. this dresser was another piece of furniture destined for the dumpster, but amy had a vision. after dragging the piece the hundred feet to her apartment, she mixed leftover house paint with varying amounts of white to create the different hues (i love the combination of colors). amy’s hard work and a few rolls of masking tape really made a difference. awesome work, amy!