Monday, February 17, 2014

Vintage Green Farm Desk

Once again I was at the Flea Market and I found this great farm desk/table that needed a little care.  I fell in love with the legs!  Of course I bought it and brought it home!


  In my mind I was picturing a vintage green desk and so I went to my local paint store, Kings Paint, and found a green I liked 
(Aurora Borealas by Benjamin Moore).

I mixed up my own chalk paint and painted the desk.  I next wet distressed the desk so the white would show throughout and some of the wood.  This step was a sweating step!  The last thing to do was to wax and be done.

A little bench I found at the Flea Market 

Flowers from Lina Floral

A Frame my Father-In-Law made for me out of salvaged trim 

I love a green piece of furniture!

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  1. Your little tables are so pretty; the greens just perk it up; don't you think it feels like spring just looking at them! So lovely!

  2. I have yet to meet a farm table/desk that I don't love!! You made it come to life with your fabulous paint job!
    Mary Alice

  3. I love the color and the name of the color of your farm desk - great makeover! I admire those of you who make your own chalk paint (I'm still too chicken to try it). You desk and cute little stool caught my eye over at the Inspiration Exchange Party!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  4. This turned out beautiful and the color is gorgeous! I'd love it if you linked up to The Makers link party going on at my blog right now,

    -Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  5. I love how this desk turned out. You really made it look realistically aged. It's so pretty with the pink flowers to. I found you at That DIY Party. Love your blog and am following along via Feedly.

  6. Beautiful. I love the color with the shape of the desk.

  7. Love this green color. Would love to know what paints you use. So glad Martina of Northern Nesting blog shared your blog today. Would love for you to join my weekly party some time. Wow Us Wednesdays starts on Tuesday evening. I paint furniture too, but not to sale. I love to transform pieces and you do really good work.

  8. I'm enjoying seeing more of your transformations. ;-)

  9. Absolute perfection! I love the colors and the technique you used to achieve these gorgeous results! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi Danielle,

    So nice to meet you! I'm visiting via Brenda's Cozy Little House today and your thumbnail was TOO adorable; I just had to pop over to see the 'big' picture and that gorgeous green close up!! Such a charming transformation and the fresh flowers complement it perfectly. You are very talented! Kudos for your creativity and wonderful sense of whimsy!

  11. What a lovely vignette you created. Perfect color and distressing on the table. Love that sweet bench.

  12. First off can I just say how much I love the bouquet of flowers? I do love the color green you chose and the flowers complement it so much. Also, hello from knick of time tuesday!

  13. Thanks for sharing on Chic By You this week. Hopefully I will see you next week too!

  14. Love the green on the desk. It just looks to me that it was always meant to be that shade of green. Great job. Like the bench too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. Beautiful job! I am going to have to pin it :)
    I am your newest follower.

  16. Can you give a little more detail about which paint you used on each layer and your steps/method? I have never painted anything to look old.