Friday, July 29, 2016

Farmhouse Desk with Chippy Goodness


It's that time again!  Time for another furniture flip for The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest.  


This month, the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest’s theme is Farmhouse Fun and it’s sponsored by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. The milk paint contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. It is truly a “green paint” and comes in 20 colors. 

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A friend of mine was getting rid of this old desk that had belonged to her Great-Aunt and so I took it off her hands.  I love the delicate legs and the functionality of this desk.  As I was getting ready to paint, my daughter suggested I add a bit of detail to the front.  She helped me choose some appliqués to add and we glued them on.  


*Disclosure
I have received products for this post, but all opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links from Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.
I ordered Snow White and Tavern Green 

I have used milk paint many times and I love the unpredictability and chippy goodness that comes with using this paint. Milk Paint adds farmhouse charm to any piece. 
  
 I mixed up the Snow White powder and then got to painting


After painting the outside of the desk with 3 coats of milk paint, I waited for the chippy magic to happen. 
  
 After the paint dried I scraped the paint flakes off and Voila-chippy Goodness! 

Added Applique 


I painted the inside in a dark grey ( the cubbies did not come out and getting all the corners was so much fun! ) 



I added new glass knobs 







I love the chippy Beauty! 


I sealed the entire desk with the Daddy Vans' Furniture polish/wax 







I love the delicate legs! 





I am loving this desk with its Farmhouse Fun! 



Please stop over to see the other great projects that were completed by the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest contestants.  You can see them over at Evey’s Creations or Anastasia Vintage.  If you are interested in joining the contest, please send an email to info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com.  


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30 comments:

  1. Love the chippy goodness of this beautiful piece! The color inside is just perfect!

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    1. Thank you Michelle- I like the dark color inside too!

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    1. Thank you Brenda- I love the feminine legs too!

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  3. Awesome job, Darrielle...it truly looks like a really old desk! I would ♥ that in my house, definitely.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-It is an old desk with new life!

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  4. Cute desk. You do nice work.

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    1. Thank you Rose-I try to remove things well!

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  5. Love it! I hope next time I use milk paint that it chips well. When I want it to it doesn't.

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    1. Thank you Kim-Milk paint is very unpredictable for sure, love it though!

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  6. Love it Darrell. Love the choppiness you created with this sweet desk. Beautiful job.
    Happy Week end.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I love a good chippy desk!

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  7. That is some chippy goodness on that lovely vintage secretary! And those legs...oh goodness....those legs! :) Happy Weekend, Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Robin-the legs are so dainty and feminine!

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  8. This piece, I think, is a testament to the transformative power of paint; a power that we furniture restorers know well and love! Well-done! :)

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    1. Thank you --Paint does wonders for sure!

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  9. What a fabulous secretary with all that chippy goodness going on. You rocked this challenge Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Marie-the desk is pretty and cute now thanks to the milk paint!

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  10. Nice transformation! Hope your weekend is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Naomi-it was a fun transformation!

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  11. WOW absolute perfection, you rock the faux Darrielle.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love a good painting challenge!

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  12. love that desk in all its chippy splendor.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love th echoey splendor too!

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  13. Cudowna metamorfoza. Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam :)

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  14. Wonderful transformation, she chipped up beautifully> Love how this one turned out DD!

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    1. Thank you Brenda-she did chip up beautifully!

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