Friday, May 17, 2013

A New Look for An Old Desk


Good morning everyone.  I missed my normal day of blogging so here I am on an early Friday morning blogging away.  Me, my sister and my daughters are going flea marketing down in Springfield,Ohio.  I'm looking forward to this and I know we will have a good time and lots of laughs.  We always purchase stuff and get a lot of great ideas.  Well on to my little project and I forgot to take a before picture, but trust me this little desk needed a lot of help.  It was banged up and missing some handles and a dirty brown.  I liked the size of this desk because it wasn't huge, one could use this desk anywhere.  I also had this little chair that didn't go with anything and I thought it would look great with this desk because it wasn't huge and clunky.


I painted both the desk and the chair a minty green.  Loved the color because it looks fresh and spring looking.  I had taken off the handles of the desk before I had painted because one was missing but I saved the rest.  The handles were made out of wood so I didn't want to throw them away. This desk had wavy wood trim already on it so I painted that white after the green had dried and the wood handle was also painted a white.  I decided to have some fun with this desk so I painted a design that mimicked the trim and added some little white dots.
I added little round metal drawer pulls that had white in the middle of them.  Looked a little bit like the white dots on the desk. 
After the desk and chair had dried, I decided to add some dry brush marks with the white to add a little texture.  The chair I accentuated with the white also.  I brushed it right on top of the caning on the seat.
So here is my little old new green desk and chair.  What do you think?  Until next time, Dianne.......
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8 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love the mint green color and the creative paint design. It is a piece of art. Great job.

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  2. How fun is this. I love the color and the fun detail. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this evening. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

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  3. Looks great! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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  4. Love this idea! Such a great way to change up your decor without having to buy a new piece of furniture. The mint green paint looks great!!

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  5. Super cute! Visiting from Sew Much Ado!

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  6. So pretty! I love that mint color.
    I'm visiting you today from This Silly Girls Life. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  7. Beautiful colors on this desk! I luv it!

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  8. Pretty and I really like the size of this desk. The chair looks like it pairs nicely with it, too.

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