Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A sneak peek

 Well folks it's exactly one week today that I started this desk makeover and I'm still NOT finished!! It's NEVER taken me this long to redo a piece a furniture!
Here's a little peek...
...this was my first time using milk paint. I used MMS Lucketts Green along with the dark antiquing wax.
I added the bonding agent because I wasn't going for the super chippy look on this piece, just lightly distressed. But, I was curious to try a drawer without it just to see what would happen. The top drawer is the one I painted without adding the bonding agent, it didn't chip too much.
As for the top of the desk, I used my little electric hand sander to remove the old finish and I stained it dark walnut. Ignore the streaks I took this pic right after I stained it. 
 And here's a peek of the new hardware.

 I should have a full reveal in a few days! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!
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37 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It is looking soooo good! Can't wait to see it finished.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

You are such a tease... Can't wait to see it.

Laurie said...

you're holding us in suspense!

NanaDiana said...

So far, so good, Martina. I love that color and can't wait to see it all put together- xo Diana

Leslie Harris said...

i've been wondering how it's been going! I love the color can't wait to see it done.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Olive said...

Love the green and the hardware.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

oh Martina you tease! :) Can't wait to see the full reveal!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I can't wait to see it. I have that color to use, too.

Dawn said...

I really like the color:)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It is going to be lovely. Great colour.

Judy said...

I really can't wait to see the finished project. I'm sure it will be stunning.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, it's going to look gorgeous when it is done, Martina! Love the color, love the stained top and love the hardware.

Ron said...

I love the color and cannot wait for the reveal, Martina! xo

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what a nice color!! can't wait to see what you did!

Gina said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Shelia said...

Stinker! Stinker! You're teasing us. So far so good - love the colors and can't wait to see what you're up to.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbiedoo's said...

Cool Martina..looks awesome and I can't wait to see the full reveal.

Pamela said...

Cant wait to see the reveal Martina!

Deserae said...

Beautiful....love the color!!!!
~Des

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love the colour! I think it's going to be a masterpiece! x Sharon

Andrea said...

it is going to look beautiful-love the colour and the hardware! If it makes you feel any better, a week would be fast for a re-do for me =)

Anne said...

Love the colour and those handles!!! Fabulous, can't wait to see the final reveal.

xox

Bliss said...

I think I'm gonna like it. Or is that luckett it?

I have two colors of MMS paint waiting for the right moment to try.

Bliss

Amy said...

I love the color, hardware and the stained top. It's going to be a beauty. I'm following you. Please stop by and follow me at Pinehurst Cottage. I'd love for you to journey with us on the renovation of our vacation cottage. I hope you visit. ~Amy

Bohemian said...

I'm loving that color and I want to begin experimenting with Milk Paint makeovers on furniture soon. I just love the way it looks on all of these Inspirational Blog Posts that have used it.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have seen this color on Betsy Speerts dining room table and I loved it! I bet it will look awesome with the wood top left in natural!

Mariaelena said...

Loving it Martina...love the hardware...so pretty...xo, Mariaelena

Kim said...

Dying to know what you think of the Milk Paint. I haven't had much luck. Your desk looks great so far Martina!
xoxo,
Kim

Holly said...

You are lucky that it doesn't take you long to do a project...sometimes mine will just sit there a while and then I give them away. You are doing a great job - the color combo is beautiful.

Holly said...

Oh, P.S. I did buy my sofa slip cover from the original seller. Thanks for asking me - I added that to my post - along with a little editing. :) Thanks for checking it out. I watched three episodes of Downton Abbey on my new couch today - what a "pile".

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I can't wait to see it finished Martina...love the green color and that you are staining the top. Your hardware is beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks great so far!!...I just love that color!!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I hadn't tried the MMS paint yet. So glad you are doing the research for me. Love the look so far and the hardware. Looking forward to the big reveal.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the color and the just right amount of weathering you are giving it. Have patience, you are doing a fabulous job!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Hugs,
patti

Dear Emmeline said...

can't wait for the final reveal! looks gorgeous!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

This makes me feel better, I'm not done painting yet either! LOVE that color, can't wait to see your pretty desk :)

Becca said...

Wow, Martina ... it looks incredible! I can't wait to see the finished product! Awesome color, too!

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