Thursday, February 6, 2014

Spring Green Secretary Desk

I bought this simple and plain desk at the Flea Market and thought it would look great painted a cheerful color.

  I mixed up some home-made chalk paint and painted the desk first in grey, but it looked boring so I got out some blues and greens and mixed away until I got a bright Springy green.  After painting the desk in this color it was too bright so I waxed the entire desk with AS dark wax and finally got the look I was going for.

I love my Ironstone Pot with Flowers!

Now I like it!

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  1. Love that green!! What colors did you mix? I am always trying to find the best green and that is it!! Love it!!


  2. I'm completely drawn to your furniture! This desk is also gorgeous! Love the color and the shape. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. love the colour... looks fanastic now!

  4. Very pretty! Love that shade of green!

  5. I love this! You took a ho-hum desk and made it gorgeous!

  6. Another beautiful job... I am going to have to try your homemade chalk paint mix.. Glad I found you! Blessings!

  7. Wow, what a transformation! I love the colour.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. I love it! Such a prettiest shade of green! It really looks like a vintage piece!

  9. I love that you painted this! I have two similar desks that were handed down to me from MIL and I can't convince hubs to let me paint them!

  10. There is something about a secretary desk that is so charming and you have made yours more so. I love the color and aged finish. Well done! Thank you for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!