Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weathered Desk

I have been working on two is the first.....a great Goodwill find by my husband, despite me telling him not to buy it because it needed new legs and a lot of work to strip the dark brown paint it had on, he bought it.  He told me that it would be his project and it was a piece he liked a lot and would make a new leg for it and fix the others.  Now, he is not a carpenter, we don't have the right tools to make something...we just fix what we can, but...he did it, he made a leg for this piece, and is now a great desk.  He chose the color and the stain, despite me telling him the top stain would not go because of the red mahogany wood, it will bleed through the stain he chose..he did not listened to me, he insisted..."ok" I said..."I'll do what you want me to do,"  well....I like how it came out.  He picked a stain called "Weathered"  by Varathane, and a custom grey color with a hint of blue mix, the red tones on the top mixed with the stain look great.  This is a piece I would like to keep for me.  The side drawer handles were sprayed with a metallic beige paint from Krylon, but he wanted me to just clean the knobs for the middle drawer, he wanted the "green patina to remain on the knobs," he said.  Here is what it looks like now, the before and the after.

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  1. Gorgeous!
    Love the new colors and the shape of the desk.
    Good job to the hubby.

  2. wow. that is so pretty. I love your color combinations. Bravo to you...and hubby.

  3. Hard to believe they are the same desk! Great job...

  4. Beautiful Job! Dee from My Painted Stuff

  5. The desk is fab,always love Paris Grey.

  6. what a cute desk - love those curves and the pretty color combination!

  7. Love this transformation! I wish my husband would bring me something like this! :)

    I found you from the PoPP and now a follower. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to visit me at

  8. It's beautiful. I love the 2 tone!

  9. WOW, what a huge difference. GREAT work, Patty! Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag and hope to see you back tonight!

  10. Beautiful job! I love the lines of that desk. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  11. Oh, goodness! This is gorgeous! You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Oh my! You have out done yourself! This is absolutely amazing. I love it! Found you on Make it pretty Monday Newest Follower. You can find me painting, decorating and baking on HickoryTrail