Lime green desk

Tuesday / 21 comments
So we are moving to a new house next week!  I'm so excited because it has a yard for my kids to play in and more bedrooms.  Right now all three of our boys share a room, oh the fighting that leads to.  The best thing to do if you have to move in a few days is to repaint a bunch of furniture.  Right?  I know some of my other DIY blogger friends would totally agree at how logical that is!  I've been digging some green desks I've found on Pinterest plus a desk is small and easy to repaint later if I decide I love yellow or whatever other color is in.  The ten year old even agreed that it looked "fine" which in ten year old boy language is success when it comes to anything not skateboard or soccer related.

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I got it at the local Savers store for $25.  It was in pretty good condition.

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I didn't sand it but I did clean it really good and put some liquid deglosser on it.  Then I primed it with Glidden gripper primer.  Put two coats of Behr's Asparagus in Satin and them put a few coats of Polycrylic on just the top.  Total I think it took like an 1.5 hours not including all the drying times between coats.

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I bought two new pulls from Home Depot for the drawers.  They are Martha Stewart ones and I LOVE them.  They were $4 each and I used the same ones on the corner desk in the office.  I spray painted the existing knobs with the same satin nickel paint I used on the map dresser.

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Love how close the spray painted ones look to the store bought ones.  Plus I saved some $$ reusing.

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Cute!  I just love paint.  It's so fun to see what you can do with a little effort and something outdated from the thrift store.

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21 comments:

  1. that turned out so cute. i love the color and the
    pulls look great in nickel.

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  2. LOVE this color! good luck with the move!

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  3. wow, wow wow!!!! I've been trying to get Matt to let me spray paint the chandlers that came with the house, this just might convince him I'm right, lol. I love the handles!!!!

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  4. GORGEOUS!! I redid a bunch of furniture right before we moved too. That way you are ready to go when you move!

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  5. OOO! I really love the green on this desk! Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment! Love your blog....

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  6. I'm addicted to all things green and this is so stinkin' cute!

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  7. I just found your blog (I'm considering painting my daughter's light oak Broyhill bedroom furniture black) and I love it! But I have to ask--do you lug all these pieces outside to paint them, or do you do it inside the house? Some of them look so cumbersome!

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  8. I love YOUR desk! Thanks so much for stopping by blog! :)

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  9. Thanks so much for responding! I'm moving in July as well, so I have the "redo" itch! Happy Moving!

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  10. It's AMAZING how new drawer pulls can make furniture look so much better!

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  11. this is so cute! You did a fabulous job! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  12. How Cute Is This! Love the color...you really found a fab piece! Thanks for sharing. I'm following you now, won't you come over and join us as our follower? We'll be glad to have you! Hugs! Loretta

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  13. Wow, looks great!! Been wondering how to tackle my grandma's old dresser (it has a similar finish) without spending hours sanding. Will have to bookmark this!

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  14. Oh my! You had me at green desk! I'm in love with your blog! I hope you don't mind that I linked your site on my "Blog crushes" page on my Blog, Countdown 2 Done. Your site is wonderful! Can't wait to see more projects and what you do with your new house! Good luck!

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  15. love the color you chose and the hardware! looks so much better. this post would be a fabulous addition to my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd really love it if you joined in!

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  16. Hi, Brook! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  17. Brook, your blog is awesome, just like your projects and just like you! Reading it really makes me miss our time in Oki. Wish you and T were closer. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the new house. Love, Anna

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  18. Hi Brook! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other night! I LOVE this green desk you redid. The drawer pulls are my favorite part. After we move, I'm planning to redo our dated looking oak dresser in our master bedroom. Perhaps some cute drawer pulls like that are in my future!! I'd do it now but haven't decided what color scheme we'll have in the new room...

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  19. So cute! =) Love the green & new hardware!

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