Monday, February 16, 2015

Lucketts Green Chippy Desk

Last week while browsing at the Goodwill I found this great old desk with dove tailed drawers and lots of potential. 
Before:

I knew this piece would look good in a chippy green milk paint so I loaded it up and brought it home.  I wanted the top to be natural wood so I got out my sander and started working.


Yucky top

After the top was sanded down I sealed it with dark wax and a little hemp oil.  The next step for me was to mix up Lucketts Green Milk Paint by Miss Mustard Seed and start painting.  After 2 coats the magic started to happen-Chippiness! 
After the desk dried I scraped away the chips of paint and then sealed it with my mixture of hemp oil/dark wax.  I added new knobs from D. Lawless to finish it off. 




Knobs form D. Lawless 






Hydrangea and rust=Love! 

Natural Wood top







39 comments:

  1. Lucketts Green is a favorite of mine...I used it on my computer desk which looks very similar to this one.

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    1. Thank you Martina-it is one of my favorites too!

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  2. what beautiful pictures !!! I love hydrangeas and green color !!! a nice evening wishes angie from Germany

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    1. Thank you Angie-I don't think you can go wrong with hydrangeas and green!

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  3. You definitely found a gem of a piece to bring back to better than new! Great color and pretty pics with the hydrangeas. The little stool is pretty with it, too.
    Judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy-I am glad I bought the desk and so glad Hydrangeas are doing back!

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  4. What a beautiful shade of green...gorgeous desk! When are you going to do something in lime, DD?

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    1. Thanks Marigene-I am waiting for the right piece! Love the greens too!

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  5. Gorgeous and chipped to perfection. Love the color you chose and the hydrangeas are like icing on the cake.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love how milk paint chips and with greens and hydrangeas I am in heaven!

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  6. This looks really great! I do love Luckett's Green. Fabulous job on the top!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I love a good wood top!

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  7. Wow! Looking at the "before" pictures, I would have thought the top was beyond saving. It looks amazing. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Lisa-the desk had good bones and just needed some TLC!

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  8. That's so imperfectly perfect! Love. Everything you do is stunning. Love.

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    1. Thank you Mimi-I wish my daughter thought everything I did was stunning-ha ha ha!

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  9. It's amazing how beautiful that wood top turned out. It's gorgeous now. You did a wonderful job, bringing the desk back to life :)

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    1. Thank you Rue-I agree about the top-it is very pretty now and was not before!

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  10. This is definitely your green...it is gorgeous with the perfect amount of chippiness.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I do like a good green and this is one of my FAVs.

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  11. Wow, I have never used milk paint but have heard how it just chips itself. I have such a hard time distressing so that it looks good. I will have to try it. LOVE the color you chose. I can't believe how great the top of the desk came out!

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    1. Thank you Ann Maria-I love using milk paint, but it does take some getting use to that is for sure. The color is one of my favorites!

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  12. Love the desk, and the rusty urn.

    blessings
    Barb

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    1. Thank you Barb-I love the urn too and I have 2 of them so they good as a pair!

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  13. Beautiful redo, I've been meaning to try MMS in this color for a while now, I love the vintage 40s feel it gives me!

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    1. Thanks Brenda-the green is a very fresh and cheerful green and I love the vintage feel to it too.

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  14. It turned out beautiful. I love that color. I think I may have it out in the garage. Thanx for joining THT!

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    1. Thank you Pamela-it is a perfect color for Spring and I love how fresh it is!

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  15. Rust + anything = love. Lovely patina and color.

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    1. Thank you Donna-I agree about rust and other things as a fav!

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  16. Loving your chippiness!!! The new hardware is much better and gives it a little classy! Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-I love milk paint and I agree that the knobs are a better match to the desk!

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  17. I just love seeing some of the wood remain on a refinished piece, and yours turned out beautifully! I love the Lucketts Green, and your knobs look great too.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Thank you Rita-the natural top is one of my favorite things to keep with old pieces if I can

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  18. As always - perfect execution, perfect color choice, perfect everything. You always get it just right! Thanks SO much for linking up to Share a Site! It meant so much to see your work as part of the link up! Cheers! Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-great compliment coming from you! I think I am still having issues leaving comments on your blog. Have you been getting any from me?

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  19. That turned out so pretty. What a great job you did. The green is the perfect shade and the wood looks so good. Kathy

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