Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Green Desk


I am always on the hunt for furniture and other treasures and when I spotted this piece at the Goodwill I was swooning.  
Before:

The wood of the drawers were beautiful and I wanted to keep them since the rest of the wood was in need of some help.  I pulled out Olive by  The Urban Rooster  and started to paint away.  After 2 coats of paint, I distresses and sealed the whole piece, including the wood drawer fronts, with dark wax/hemp oil.  
I love the contrast of the green and wood and think they compliment each other! 


Beautiful wood


Gorgeous legs!

I did consider cutting out the middle section of the desk and creating a pair of side tables.  I think they would have been great as bedside tables.  

Great hardware 









37 comments:

  1. DD, that is a really beautiful piece of furniture. I am sure it would have made great night tables, but glad you left it in one piece! Thanks for the up close shots of the distressing.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I love the wood and paint together and I hope the distressing gives you an idea for your white piece!

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  2. I am soooo glad you did not cut this sweet thing up ! I just love it. I know nothing about this Urban Rooster paint but now I am curious. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thank you Paige-I am glad I left it as is too-go check out The Urban Rooster paints-they are very cost effective and easy to use!

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  3. I think it might be a keeper too! ;) Turned our great Darrielle. x J

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    1. Thank you Julie-it turn in to a nice desk!

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  4. You are rocking it with all these vibrant spring colors, lady! This is a beautiful desk.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I love color on things and green seems to be my thing lately!

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  5. A keeper for sure...what a beauty!! LOVE the color and LOVE how you kept the drawers and doors the original wood!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I like the two together too!

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  6. I'm so glad you let the beauty of the wood show through. A keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration PartY. I'm feeling inspired :-)

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    1. Thank you Betsy-since we have most of our things in a POD in our driveway I am going to have to sell this one!

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  7. Wow you did a beautiful job on this desk Darrielle! Lov'n the contrast between the green and stained wood - so pretty. I'm in awe that you found such a stunning piece at Goodwill. My Goodwill rarely...NEVER...has pieces of that caliber.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-it was a good find and I was lucky to have spotted it. I love the wood and green together too!

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  8. It is gorgeous! I could not let that one out of my sight! The brown wood and the green are so elegant together. Great painting and distressing!

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie-I like the two together too, but I will be letting this one go to a new home.

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  9. Takie biureczko i umie znalazło by dom:)))
    pozdrawiam

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  10. Definitely a keeper! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn-alas it is going to a new home today!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this shade of green..I have a narrow shelving unit in this color.

    I really like how you kept the original beauty of the wood where you could...wow!

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    1. Thank you Deb-I like the wood and the gorgeous green together too and was glad I could keep them.

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  12. I love how you refinished this piece! Wow...the green is just gorgeous and the wood on the drawers is stunning. You have a great eye.

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    1. Thank you Kim-I love the green and the wood too!

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  14. This is beautiful! Now I want to go to my local Goodwill store. Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from The Over 40 Bloggers.

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    1. Thank you Kathy-I don't usually find this great of a piece at the thrift stores, but I like to go look!

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  15. Hi! I'm visiting from TO40s - just wanted to say you are SO talented and that piece is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Anne-it was a fun project and I am glad I could keep some of the original wood.

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  16. É Páscoa! Cristo está vivo, o túmulo está vazio, Ele ressuscitou!!! A mais bela festa dos Cristãos.
    Crentes no Amor de Deus Pai que nos deu seu Filho Jesus Cristo que permanece conosco pela força do
    Espírito Santos, seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano,
    harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz!
    Feliz, Santa e Abençoada Páscoa.
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I think it turned out well too and the two colors are good together

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  17. You did a wonderful job of making over this piece of furniture! Love the color you chose and how you left the doors the original wood. Visiting from the Over40 FB group. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Thank you Melanie-Nice to meet you too and it was great that I could save some of the wood!

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  18. Hello! I've been subscribing for a while, and really love your transformations. I've noticed you mention using dark wax and hemp oil quite a bit. Could you clarify how you use them? Do you mix the two together? I'm getting ready to use hemp oil for the first time, and am intrigued. Thanking you in advance! Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I do not have a lot of patience so this method is fast and easy for me. I dip my brush in the hemp oil and then directly in the wax container and brush it on the piece. I can paint the oil/wax mister on like paint and then rub in/off with a cloth. This way it lets me control the dark wax and it is easy! Sometimes I just use the hemp oil or tung oil only.

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