DIY Before & After

Green desk.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~ Mother Teresa

I love living life spontaneously.  I have met more people, found more beautiful places, and lived a more joyful life by being free spirited and able to go with the flow.   On Sunday my family and I ventured over to St Paul, Minnesota for dinner and on the way I decided last minute that I wanted to swing into a thrift store to look at furniture, because I had that ‘ I really need to work on something’ feeling!   I came across this white desk buried amongst other random items, and as soon as I saw it, it was love at first sight, I instantly saw what I would do with it when my eyes came across it in the thrift store.

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As silly as it sounds, I had a hard time falling asleep that night because I was so excited to get my hands on this desk and dig into a new project!  I woke up early yesterday and started on it, and finished by midnight!   This was the first big furniture revival project I have completed in one day, start to finish, which left me feeling really accomplished, motivated for the next project ..and really tired!

I decided to give this desk a whole different feel that the original white and gold , and make it more masculine vs. feminine.  By doing that I was stepping myself outside of my comfort zone, of my typical ‘painting curvy pieces with feminine colors’ and also giving myself a little challenge, to see if I could pull it off!

What I did;

– Sanded

– 2 coats of  ‘Preppy Green’ Paint

– 2 soft layers of black stain + polyurethane

– Drilled holes for pulls & added different drawer pulls, originally off of antique dresser

-Map lined drawers

-1963 rustic Wisconsin Farm license plate bolted into the side of the desk

-Signed on the back + a quote (my own extra little touch I place on my furniture pieces)

-Black chair is painted with Rustoleum metallic accents paint with a light layer of black stain + polyurethane.

Here are the results from a long day of reviving this beautiful old desk! :

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I hope you enjoyed my latest furniture transformation project!  

Thanks for reading,

~Kelly

9 thoughts on “Green desk.”

  1. Awesome job of it Kelly…~ I mean-WOW!!! A fantastic, creative and altogether beautiful result! Thank you sooo much for sharing your hard work!

  2. I just have to say BEAUTIFUL ! I love the look of the black stain over the green. How did you put that on. I”m currently redoing a large piece now and would love this look.

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