Monday, November 19, 2012

Lucketts Green/The Reveal

 Hi friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The desk is done and is finally in it's new home!!
 Remember the Before...
 Not only was this my first Craigslist purchase but also my first time using milk paint.
MMS Lucketts green is such a pretty color and I love it even more when the dark wax is applied.
I wanted antique looking knobs, I found these online at my knobs.com.
 I didn't want this piece super chippy, so I added the bonding agent when I mixed the paint. I did however do a few small areas without it just to see what would happen and I was happy with the result. I also needed a spot to hide the tower, so the hubs removed the two draws that were here and it was a perfect fit!
 
I sanded the old finish off the top using my electric hand sander, and restained it in a dark walnut.
 A Before & After...


 Love how this piece turned out!
 Now I just have to find a small antique chair and a small lamp, have the hubby hook my new computer up and this will be my new spot to blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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79 comments:

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos said...

Your desk turned out wonderful! It is gorgeous!

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

Daffodil Hill said...

LOVELY! You did a great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
This is one beautiful makeover...looks like you have a great place to blog with us. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Linda

Savvy Seasons said...

Beautiful, I love the color, you did a fantastic job! xoxo ~Liz

Ron said...

I love it, Martina! You did an awesome job. xo

Dawn said...

It's perfect, the color, the size and where you put it. Great idea to remove the drawers for the computer tower.

michele said...

it's an incredibly beautiful transformation! i love it.

bravo!

smiles and happy almost-thanksgiving, lovely blogger.

michele

NanaDiana said...

Martina-That looks great! You did an amazing job on that piece. What really gets me is how perfectly it fits that space. Good luck finding a chair and lamp. It looks like a great blogging spot! xo Diana

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The transformation is beautiful! Love the green! Great piece! :)

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, it looks like a totally different piece. A serious transformation. And a perfect fit for your spot and your computer. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, liz

Cindy Ritchie said...

Martina, what a beautiful transformation! I love the color and the hardware and the distressing is wonderful. What a great spot to blog!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

your new blogging spot is really pretty. What a transformation on that desk!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What an improvement--doesn't even look like the same desk!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the idea of the drawers removed for the tower...great idea!
The Luckett's green is such a pretty color...great job on the desk!

Terry Moore said...

Aah, and the perfect place that just fits! Beautiful job.

Finding Home said...

What a transformation and what a perfect fit!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow! What a transformation! It looks wonderful and you did a great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great, Martina. I used that paint today on a piece of furniture, too. We are still joined at the hip. lol

Deserae said...

Gorgeous....love the color!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving :o)
~Des

Shelia said...

Martina! Your desk turned out just beautifully! It looks like it was specially built for that space. Love the color and the wood stained top. You do such a great job. I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Laurie said...

looks great and fills that spot perfect!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I love your "new" desk! YOu did a fabulous job painting it. I really like the effect with the bonding agent. What did you use? And I see you have found the perfect place for your desk too!
Thanks for the link to knobs.com. Gotta check it out!!!
Wonderful piece and a marvelous transformation.
Hope to see it at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Christy said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation! I stopped by from Under the Table and Dreaming. Love what you did with the desk! It's beautiful.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a dramatic change to your desk--it's lovely! I love the dark stained top in contrast with the pretty pain color on bottom.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a perfect fit and such a good idea removing the drawers! Now I will be able to picture you sitting there creating your blog posts! x Sharon

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such a perfect fit. Light everywhere. Great idea for the tower. Love, love, love Lucketts Green.
Joy

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Martina, you took that desk and really turned it into a thing of beauty. I love the antique pulls. And thanks so much for including the source. What a cozy and beautiful place to blog. Lucky you!

Debbie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Great idea! It looks so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out beautifully, Martina! I love the new hardware you added, too. It fits perfectly in that spot. The color reminds me of Duck Egg, which is one of my favorite colors. Love the stained top. Great makeover!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Martina, you did a fabulous job. I have been waiting to see what you did with that old desk..amazing job indeed. Love the color and where you put it is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Debbiedoo's said...

oops..could you add my link too Martina:) thanks

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

Martina! It turned out wonderful. What a great place to blog from.

Restore and Renew said...

Smart idea, great colour. I love that little spot you have for it. Visiting through Debbie - Doos Link party

chateau chic said...

Martina, I LOVE how our desk turned out! You did a beautiful job on it. Great little spot to use for your office.
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch, said...

PERFECT!!!! Love it Martina!!

KATHY said...

Your desk looks fabulous! You did a beautiful job.

Kathy

Olive said...

You completely transformed that desk. It will be a beautiful place to blog from. xo, olive

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wpw - gorgeous! Linda

Bliss said...

It was pretty sweet of that desk builder to size it perfect all those years ago for both your area and your computer tower. Not to mention your finish on the whole thing looks great.

Bliss

Kelly said...

That's a great makeover! It looks completely different from the way you found it! I can't get over how it just fits so perfectly in that spot upstairs too. Changing the color and the knobs gave that desk a much needed update.

~Laurie Ann said...

This looks fantastic! You wouldn't guess it was the same desk. Great idea removing the two drawers for the computer tower! Stopping by via Debbiedoo's.
http://www.the-finishing-touches.net/

Scribbler said...

Quite a transformation! One would never know that this was the same piece of furniture.

Clever guy, to remove those two drawers. BTW, I like the way you used the balcony area for your blogging desk -- great use of the space1

Wild Oak Designs said...

LOve it!
thanks for the note on where to get knobs....and I can't believe you found a desk that fit that site so perfectly! What a score.
Congrats on a great job.
Nancy
htttp://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

What a great spot for you lovely new desk! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Fantastic table....I so love the Lucketts green color...you did a wonderful job!!...Happy Thanksgiving!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Martina,

What a beautiful desk....I love the color of the piece and it looks amazing set into the alcove!

blessings,
karianne

Judy said...

I love it. I think the color is just beautiful. Very clever to remove the drawers to fit the tower. I love the new handles too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Martina! You did an absolutely incredible job. I love the new paint ... just might have to try! Again ... love it! Happy Thanksgiving.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Martina, this turned out great! Love the color! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I wish it were mine and I wish I had your talent. I always love seeing what you have up your sleeve next. Another great project!

Donna

On Crooked Creek said...

Martina,
WoW!!! What a magnificient transformation on your Craig's List Desk!!! Lovin' every detail and the hue of your paint choice is stunning!!! The removal of the drawers was indeed creative!!! Be sure to post when you have your chair and lamp in place! Happy blogging at your new desk!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. visiting from Susan's MM!!!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a perfect fit for that spot!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a perfect fit for that spot!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a perfect fit for that spot!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a perfect fit for that spot!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a perfect fit for that spot!

Pat@BPM said...

I love the color Martina! It fits perfectly there. Wonderful makeover!

Barbara said...

Oh Martina this came out fabulous! What a huge difference. I love the color and the dark maple top. I did a desk similar to yours and I love do it. I think your choices here are spot on from the way you finished the piece all the way to where it is now living...just gorgeous!!!
Have a great week and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your!!!
XO Barbara

Liz said...

So darn cute! It fits perfectly in that little space. You did a great job!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Liz

Larissa @ The House on Harrison said...

Wow! Very pretty. I've been itching to get my hands on some MMS paint. Now I want to try it even more. Nice job!

Divine Theatre said...

Wow, Martina! You gave that desk a soul! It is so PERFECT! The color, the shape, the jewelry...
I am inspired!

xo
Andie

Leslie Harris said...

OMG. There's already 61 comments here. Martina, I think that qualifies you as a blogger rock star. tee hee. I stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and I absolutely love what you did with the desk. What a great top too. I like that you went really dark, its a perfect contrast with that shade of green.
Blessings,
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Susan S. said...

That's an awesome re-do! The green paint color is fabulous and the knobs look just perfect with the new color. Can't wait to see the chair and lamp that you pair with it. Happy Thanksgiving ya'll from Houston!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Looks terrific and I love where you placed it. I must say, I really love the contrasting piece in your woodfloors as well!

Ann-Marie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fantastic transformation, Martina! Great vision with the color, and handles.

Anne said...

Martina you desk turned out so pretty! Wow what a transformation! I can't wait to try that color! That desk is a perfect fit in your space too!Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xx
Anne

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I had to go back and make sure I was looking at the same piece! That was SO smart to convert the drawer space into a spot for your computer. And, the color is gorgeous....and the hardware! Nice job, Martina!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I cannot believe that is the same piece!! Amazing, really. What a great little spot for it too! You sure did that desk proud Martina!
xo, Andrea

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous transformation! Love, love the color! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Holly said...

GORGEOUS! And it fits so perfectly in that nook above the foyer. The dark top is a beautiful match with that greenish blue.

Shannon Fox said...

It's a very pretty makeover Martina. Great CL find :) The new color really is lovely.

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Lee Caroline said...

I hopped over from Savvy Southern style, your desk is surely one of the best makeovers I have seen and I love the clever idea to remove those drawers to house your computer hard drive.

Fabulous!

Lee :)

J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

What a great makeover - and it fits that space perfectly!! I love making over furniture. I found your blog through the linky party and am new to blogging! Thanks for sharing, J9 x

The Other Me Is Sane said...

the finish you did is perfect and the nook is adorable. I love how it fits right in.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, what a transformation, it just perfect in that spot. great job!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful new blogging spot! Your desk turned out beautifully!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, love the color and the transformation is beautiful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Mariaelena said...

PURE LOVE!!!...I want it...xo, Mariaelena

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great change! You did a fantastic job!

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