Monday, November 10, 2014

Green Desk for My Daughter



I have been working on changing up my daughter's cottage  and updating it for a teenager.  She wanted bold and colorful with a beach twist so I am working on that! 
Before:
 I found this desk at a thrift store and it was the perfect size for the space.  I sanded down the top and sealed it with AS dark wax.  I wanted a vibrant green for the desk so I mixed up some paint colors until I got what I was going for and then I made it into chalk paint. To seal the paint I used dark wax/hemp oil.  I changed out the knobs for some turquoises ones I had and then called it done! 


New knobs


Love the old castors even if I did get paint on them by mistake! 








I love the top now!
Here is the chair I did to go with the new desk:


I love how the desk turned out and the green is what I wanted! 

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30 comments:

  1. What a great color to go with the chair you just covered. Love the natural top and the sweet knobs too.

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  2. Love the desk! It will look perfect with the chair!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I think they go together too!

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  3. It's a beautiful set. Your daughter will enjoy the bright colors.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-I like the color too! I have a hard time leaving comments on your blog-any hints for me? I love all your pieces.

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  4. love the green color!!! angie

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    1. Thank you Angie-I love the green color too!

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  5. I LOVE IT...the color...the pretty knobs...and the stained top!!

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  6. Thank you Martina-I love the green too and so does my daughter!

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  7. Green is my favorite color...so, yes, I love the color! The chair is going to look great with it.


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    1. Thank you Marigene-I love green too and use it a lot!

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  8. Your daughter must love it, I know I sure do !!
    You know when I visit you and see all the wonderfully salvaged and painted pieces and especially the pieces that add colour to a room, it has been tugging me in that direction. I find myself wanting to add colour. I was at Marshals a retail store with a great pillow selection starting there I found great pillows perfect colours, yet after a good look I ended up leaning towards the black and cream print, I know not enough colour so I left with thoughts of waiting to see if that perfect pillow tone would soon arrive. I am going to attempt to add colour her and there, keeping it still muted though.... Will see what plays out here with my adding colour.

    I hope we get to see the desk in your daughters cottage room, sweetly placed.

    Thank you for your beautiful visit, and taking the time to comment encouraging why I love to blog so.

    Xx
    Dore
    See you soon.

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  9. Thank you Dore-I love how calming your spaces feel and I have a lot of neutrals around my house too, but I do love me some color so I try to add it when I can. My daughter for sure loves color and does not want neutral so this is a great place to go bold for me. Have a great day!

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  10. The desk is so pretty and so versatile. The desk and chair combination are going to be stunning.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-my daughter is loving them-now I need to finish the whole cottage!

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  11. So sweet in green and with the chair it is just gorgeous. Love!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I like the bold colors and it is making her cottage very cheerful!

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  12. How lovely!! My favorite part is that you can still see a hint of the wood grain under the paint. That must be because of the wax? Either way, love it!!
    ~April
    (visiting from The Scoop)

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    1. Thank you April-The dark wax gives that aged look and it also made the green a deeper shade.

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  13. I love the color and the style -- you did a great job! :)

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    1. Thank you Dee-I have a thing for green so I am loving it!

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  14. So pretty! Love the color and knobs, sweet!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I am loving green right now!

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  15. That desk is just perfection! The green color is one of my favorites.

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