Monday, November 5, 2012

What I'll be working on this week

Remember when I mentioned I was on the hunt for a desk for our new computer? Well I finally found one on Craigslist. It was the perfect size and for $100 it was the perfect price too! It's solid maple and it weighs a ton!!
 It's getting a whole new look, and that includes a few cosmetic changes too.
 I'm using MMS milk paint for the first time, the color I picked is Lucketts Green.
 First up, filling in all the holes and getting all the drawers painted.
 I was hoping this was going to be a makeover that only took a day or two. NOT HAPPENING! I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend, I'll keep you posted!

What projects are you working on this week?
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45 comments:

Laurie said...

I can't wait to see the reveal, we had a desk just like this once!!It was realy heavy!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great desk, Martina! Can't wait to see it in its new color!

Kelly said...

That's going to look fantastic! Can't wait to see it.

Susan S. said...

Great looking desk! Love the lines of it and the color you picked out. I always run into the same issue....I think things will take 1 day and they actually take 2 weeks...LOL! Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston, TX!

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! What a great desk and with your touch it's gonna be gawjus! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Olive said...

That will be great in green. I have not been painting a coffee table for two weeks. Too many distractions here.

Leslie Harris said...

That's a great deal you got Martina, I can't wait to see the color.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

What a terrific find. Can't wait to see the transformation.
I hate that when I want something done right away and it takes forever.
I know we will love the end result.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't wait to see the Luckett's Green. I have a box and have not opened it yet.

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

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Judy said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the milk paint. I've never tried it. Love the desk and I'm sure you will do something beautiful with it.

Ron said...

Great deal. I can't wait to see the end result:)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I'm sure it'll be fab Martina! You always do such beautiful work.

Have a great day.
Pam

cathy@my1929charmer said...

You got a great desk for your new computer. Isn't it funny how we can misjudge project time. Whenever I think a project won't take long it does, and vice versa! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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

Great piece! The green will be so pretty! Can't wait to see it finished!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Can't wait to see it done, Martina- I bet it won't look anything like the original! xo Diana

At The Picket Fence said...

Great find Martina! Can't wait to see it! :-)
Vanessa

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

I've never used milk paint, I can't wait to see it when you are finished!
Cindy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the Luckett's green! I really can't wait to see it all finished:)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

This looks like its going to keep you busy! I'm sure the end result will be worth the effort! x Sharon

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the milk paint! I have been wanting to get some. :)

Daffodil Hill said...

Sounds like fun!

chateau chic said...

I'm sure your desk will be wonderful when it's done. You always do such a great job on your paint projects.
Mary Alice

Dawn said...

I love that green color, and can't wait to see what hardware you will be using with it.

Maria Elena said...

Can't wait to see how the desk turns out! I know it will be beautiful! The color sounds so pretty!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it always takes me longer than I expect!!

Designing Domesticity said...

Fun project. I'll be looking forward to your paint review as well. Aren't her colors the best? Thanks for sharing, liz

Bliss said...

I just ordered Tricycle and Typewriter. I probably should of got some Luckettes to try too.

Looking forward to seeing your finished desk.

Bliss

Cozy Little House said...

Tis a beauty! Can't wait to see it painted.
Brenda

Deserae said...

What a great desk....can't wait to see it all painted :o)
~Des

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I'm sure it's going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see the reveal!

must love junk said...

The desk looks like a great find! It will be even more amazing in that gorgeous color :)
Susan

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is going to be wonderful, Martina.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Great sturdy desk, Martina. I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!

Anne said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this!!

Have a happy end-of-the-week!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Lovely little desk. It's going to look wonderful!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, I can't wait to see how the green turns out! And maybe some fun hardware? :)

michele said...

hi martina.

s'gonna be so awesome when you're done with it!

thank you for your kindness and words during this rough spot. i truly appreciate it.

michele

xinex said...

Looks good and solid, Martina. I can't wait to see it refinished...Christine

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great find Martina...such a wonderful piece to give a "new lease on life" to....looking forward to seeing the makeover!!!...I am sure it will be beautiful!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That's going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see the green. Projects always take longer than we thought, don't they? I'm STILL working on my kitchen cabinets, ugh. I'm so ready for everything to be put back together! Have a great weekend :)
xo, Andrea

Tami at simplyvintage said...

I had great results using MMS lucketts green on my farmers table!
I am sure you will be thrilled will your new desk!!

Anne said...

Martina can't wait to see your makeover! What a great desk and a deal too!
xx
Anne

Marissa said...

New to your blog Martina and I love it!! you are a true decor diva!!

philippine homes said...

This looks like my table at my make-up room with a big mirror in front of you when you sit. I love things like this. Good luck and keep it up! :)

lisa_d

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