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Leslie M wrote:
I love the original art shown in this ideabook photo. Can you tell me more about this piece or the artist? Love it! Leslie Morgan (lesliemorgan@triad.rr.com)
   Comment   August 17, 2011
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Annie Thornton
If you read the description of this image from the ideabook that Houzz contributor Vanessa included in her office ideabook, you actually learn that the homeowner did this herself. Amazing. Here is more information:

"Allende's creative and custom office space. The desk in allende's office is topped with steel rusted using s unique technique. Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish. This little nook (which was initially meant for an elevator!) is finished off with one of her own original paintings on the back wall."
August 17, 2011 at 8:42AM   
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Leslie M
Thanks - I did see that; however, how do you know who Allende is and/or how to contact that person?
August 17, 2011 at 8:59AM   
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Vanessa Brunner added this to 28 Great Real-Life Home Offices
21. Allende's creative and custom office space. The desk in allende's office is topped with steel rusted using s unique technique. Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish. This little nook (which was initially meant for an elevator!) is finished off with one of her own original paintings on the back wall.

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morninggloryblue added this to morninggloryblue's ideas
June 9, 2014
picture on the wall
Melissa Kane added this to melissa_kane's Ideas
May 26, 2014
Luv the painting above desk
majoros added this to M Home Office
January 5, 2014
Big picture concept
vickiewinder added this to vickiewinder's Ideas
December 31, 2013
Painting
mahler added this to mahler's ideas
December 28, 2013
piece of steel cut to size, brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coke all over it, covered with burlap for a couple of months to rust, sanded and waxed with BriWax
evajohnsonstl added this to Eva - Home Office
August 14, 2013
I like this artwork
Vanessa Mendoza added this to vanessa_mendoza9915's Ideas
July 1, 2013
Perfect gazing space
lndmhwkns added this to lndmhwkns's ideas
March 5, 2013
picture!!!
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December 12, 2012
office
chereb added this to chereb's Favorites
October 17, 2012
Desk
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September 21, 2012
Cozy nook, colors
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August 19, 2012
Art
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July 25, 2012
Like artwork. For guest room or office?
gigemsa added this to Shannon's ideas
June 16, 2012
Homemade art
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May 16, 2012
nice little corner
karinnovick added this to karinnovick's Favorites
May 4, 2012
Ted office
lauren515 added this to lauren515's Favorites
April 19, 2012
Cozy, refined spot.
mawalden added this to Misc.
April 14, 2012
DIY rusted table top.
Cica Lisa Designs added this to Pantry or Art Studio??? Organization that would work
April 12, 2012
artwork!
valarieamiller added this to valarieamiller's Favorites
April 7, 2012
Love the cozy feel to this nook
brisjulieb added this to brisjulieb's Favorites
April 7, 2012
Art
brontman added this to brontman's ideas
March 21, 2012
rusting technique
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March 19, 2012
the way she rusted her desk.
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March 12, 2012
I like itfor our room
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March 10, 2012
Process used to rust the desk
williammr added this to Home Office
March 10, 2012
The little space...
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March 7, 2012
steel desktop rusted using rock salt, coke & covered with burlap for months, then sanded and treated with briwax
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March 4, 2012
Rusted steel worktop - Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish. This little nook (which was initially meant for an elevator!) is finished off with one of her own original paintings on the back wall
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February 11, 2012
painting
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January 11, 2012
Art
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December 26, 2011
Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish. This little nook (which was initially meant for an elevator!) is finished off with one of her own original paintings on the back wall.
fern6951 added this to misc.
September 27, 2011
interesting desk top material
britainlunday added this to britainlunday's ideas
September 11, 2011
art
babygirl added this to babygirl's ideas
August 31, 2011
beautiful
Melanie Billbe added this to billie89's ideas
August 29, 2011
painting cool idea
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August 23, 2011
Very cool and cozy
Debra Kelly added this to dkelly10's ideas
August 21, 2011
nice
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August 20, 2011
painting over desk
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August 19, 2011
"Office"
becky_j added this to Living Room
August 19, 2011
Love the artwork
missklw added this to missklw's ideas
August 18, 2011
rusted steel desktop
smellslikearose added this to Offices
August 18, 2011
scale!
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August 18, 2011
Painting, desk finish
henhel added this to henhel's ideas
August 18, 2011
intimate
carich added this to carich's ideas
August 17, 2011
Allende's art - check for a website
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August 17, 2011
Art
gretna01 added this to Office
August 17, 2011
. Allende's creative and custom office space. The desk in allende's office is topped with steel rusted using s unique technique. Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish. This little nook (which was initially meant for an elevator!) is finished off with one of her own original paintings on the back wall.
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August 17, 2011
love this huge artwork...turquoise and green abstract
lotus2476 added this to lotus2476's ideas
August 17, 2011
Discoloured steel
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August 17, 2011
the rust
icarin added this to icarin's Favorites
August 17, 2011
Rich colour
nvhome added this to nvhome's ideas
August 17, 2011
desk
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Rusted Desktop, Painting
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August 17, 2011
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office nook
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desk treatment
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art work
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painting
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I love this technique!
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rusted desk top using BirWax
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wall art, lighting, flowers
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see painting
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she painted the artwork and made theworksurface. wow.
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Allende had a piece of steel cut to size, and then brought it outside and poured rock salt and Coca Cola all over it. She covered it with burlap bags for a couple months to rust, and then sanded it and waxed it with BriWax for a smooth finish.
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the desk finish
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