Monday, March 18, 2013

Roadside Rescue!!

Good afternoon to you!  I hope you had a restful weekend.  We woke up to some snow on Saturday morning...makes me wonder if will we ever get spring??  I think everyone in Michigan is anxiously awaiting for some warm weather and retire the snow for the season.  I was blessed with another niece on Friday night.  My sister had her baby and they both are doing well....I was lucky enough to meet her on Saturday and she is perfect:)  Those little toes and fingers are just the best:)

I was also lucky enough to visit a few "inspiring" shops in Holly, which is about 1/2 an hour away from where I live.  I went with my other sister and my mom.  We had a great time thrift shopping, gathering ideas, and laughing:)  It was a great time and was so inspired that I can't wait to start a few more projects of my own.  I can't wait to go back and spend more time in these exquisite stores.

On to the project.....I rescued this desk from the roadside last summer.  It sat for awhile in my garage waiting to be refurbished.

I decided on painting the body of the desk a gray color.  The drawers received a fresh coat of white paint.  After the paint dried I antiqued the desk with "burnt umber" brown paint.  I then put a few layers of wax to protect my work.  Here it is in finished form....

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  1. We woke up with snow over here in Utah this morning, too! I love what you did to this project! The distressed parts are perfect! Great job! (=

  2. It looks great! I'm working on getting up the courage to refurbish my first piece of furniture!

  3. Great makeover. You have a knack for the antiquing and distressing. I looks perfect.

  4. I love a good roadside find! It turned out incredible. great job!

  5. Looks great! Love the way the gray picked up the edge detail. Great work!

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  7. Super cute! I can't believe you rescued that from the side of the road! What a great makeover.


  8. Grey and white. Who wouldn't love this. So on trend and easy to use in almost any decor. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a cool roadside rescue!! Love the upgrade with white, so nice!