Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Green with Envy

Good afternoon!! I hope you all are having a fabulous Wednesday. I found this desk on craigslist quite some time ago. I was a little hesitant about working on it because it had chipped veneer on the drawers and I didn't really know what I was going to do with it. When I bought it I didn't even notice for some reason. I guess I was just in love with the shape and the hardware on it that I didn't bother looking closer. It is most definitely a learning process when finding pieces to re-do.

Anyhow my husband was on me about getting it out of the garage so I finally decided to sand it down and put a primer on it to start. Once I got that far I really got motivated and painted it white. I wasn't happy and thought it needed a different color. So then I took out this green that i bought as an "oops" paint. It was my first time opening it and I put a coat on it. I was really pleased with the color. Then I rubbed some brown stain on the corners and around the edges of the drawers to give it more of an imperfect look, since the piece is not perfect. Finally I took some sand paper and sanded the corners and edges of the piece. I thought it needed this last step because of the chipped veneer, although after the color change and detailing I don't think the missing veneer was so noticeable. Overall I was happy with the outcome and wonder why I didn't start the project earlier. That is all for today, I hope you are having a pleasant one.

This is the before picture. Even though I LOVED the color the piece wasn't in the best condition with the chipped veneer so I had to give it a new look altogether.
Here is the after. I think that the chipped veneer is not as noticeable and it looks like a brand new piece.

Here is the last picture with one of my favorite chairs that I keep on hand to take pictures with. It something that I could never part with but looks pretty nice with this desk.

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  1. I love it, I have one similar and I panted it black, I use it as a buffet!

  2. This looks INCREDIBLE! My favorite projects are ones where you can re-fab old furniture! Love it!

    <3 Sam

    DIY Huntress

  3. looks so swedish after painting! love!

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by, and i'm hosting a giveaway as well today:

    peace to you.


  4. looks gorgeous! the hint of green is a wonderful rustic touch:)

  5. love this color and the style of the handles. really looks new!

  6. I love the shape of the desk - the curves are so unusual and add lots of character. You did a great job giving the old chipped desk a new life!

  7. Beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. This looks awesome! I love the color, subtle yet full of impact. Great job!