Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sweet Green Desk

I've had several comments on the sweet green desk in this photo.

Well, now that you have seen her all dressed up would you care to take a better look at her?

First how about a 'BEFORE' picture.  I will pause for a collective gasp.  Yes, I actually remembered to take a few before shots.  I knew this was one that was not to be missed.

Isn't she sad looking?  Someone had beat her up to within and an inch of survival.  There were even latches installed on the bottom drawers to allow a lock to be put on them.  But this girl was well built and a survivor.  Nothing that a screwdriver, some wood putty, and a date with the sander couldn't fix.

If the general beating weren't insult enough, someone had also spray painted her this bright green.  It's not a horrible color, but it was a horrible paint job.  I was happy for the chance to save her!

She is a lovely green color.  Almost exactly the color of the sour summer apples I picked earlier today!

I glazed her is a soft buttery yellow.

The hardware was repainted the same soft yellow.

I gave her a light distressing around the edges, a little heavier on the drawers and a good coat of dark wax.

Now she's ready for her new home!  I can see her in a blogger's office with a laptop and some pretty decoration for added inspiration!

She is for sale for $180.  I can arrange delivery almost anywhere in WA state, parts of ID and OR.  Otherwise the buyer pays shipping costs.


If you like what you see, please consider following us.  We do a lot of furniture refinishing.

I am sharing at:

Miss Mustard Seed's: Furniture Feature Friday
Between Naps on the Porch's: Metamorphosis Monday  
Primitive and Proper's: Piece of Work Wednesday


  1. so cute! love the color :)
    I'm your newest follower!

  2. Oh my goodness! You did an amazing job. That poor desk! I bet she is happy to have found you:) Love it!

  3. it looks awesome! and i love that you still went green as it is such a fun color!


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