Friday, June 28, 2013

Check out this desk: a reveal

Well it's about time.

I know I've showed you Rad's room, and Rhett's big boy dresser/nightstand, but really other than that it has been pretty darn quite on the blog for almost a YEAR.


I know I haven't shown you much of our new house in the past 7 months we've been living here.

Mostly that's because we haven't done much to it in terms of decorating other than installing all new flooring through the house and painting pretty much everything.

Our goal this year is to be debt free (minus the house and a little left on our student loans) by December  (more on the later) so that means my decorating budget is almost non-existant.

Which for the most part I'm OK with. We've done Rad's room, Rhett's room is almost done, the playroom is also almost done as is the laundry room, downstairs bathroom and upstairs kids bathroom.

So watch over the next few weeks/months for some sweet room reveals. :)

Anyway, that's my apologie/explanation. If you read my post yesterday you'll know I'm still struggling with being a mom of 2 little boys; but we're making it a priority to give me some time to do projects like this more often. So stay tunned. :)

And now here's a reveal of a desk that is going into the shop.

Since it's so hot here in AZ working in the garage is pretty much what I think working in hell would be like, so I really wanted to find a piece that I could use milk paint on so that I could refinish inside. 

The plus to having almost no furniture and hardwood floors is that you can just throw a drop cloth down just about anywhere and get your paint on.

Plus any little splatters of milk paint cleaned up super easy with a damp cloth and a little dish soap if the paint dried before I got to it. 

So I wanted it to have a little Anthropologie look to it. 

Chippy, but in a urban kind of way. 

Like a old brick wall in NYC would look. 

Make sense?

Anyway, this lady has a unique shape and I'm happy with how she turned out. 

Oh! And here's the before!

Refinished in General Finishes Antique White. Sealed with 2 coats of wax.

This piece is SOLD.

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  1. That's a seriously adorable desk. Well done, Julia!

  2. You did a great job, it looks very weathered and aged!

  3. I love this!!!!! Did you do paint it all lightly and then sand? Details, please!!

  4. What a beautiful lady! Great reloving! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the look and it is so different, Beautiful!! I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party Starting Tomorrow after 6pm!!

    Hope to see you there,


  6. Wow! This is gorgeous! You did an amazing job!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. Awesome, Awesome! I absolutely love this makeover! Pinning and now following your blog.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  8. Fabulous look, what a find! What milk paint do you use?

  9. love the way the desk turned out! BEAUTIFUL finish!

  10. This is gorgeous! Would love you to share at my link party if you get a chance:

  11. Geez that is absolutely adorable desk!! Nice job..

  12. Gorgeous! I really, really, really need to try milk paint! Thanks so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

  13. I was so happy to see you at the link party... I love your work. I am featuring you tomorrow.

  14. A real stunner. Love the look you got!

  15. Your desk turned out so beautiful! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


  16. Found your blog through visiting Courtney and glad I did, love the deck and the effect is wonderful, it looks like an Anthropologie piece and it would demand major $$

    Sometimes when we create cool pieces like these we just don't want to let go!
    I am sure this is a piece just like those we try are hardest to let go of.

    A beautiful week to you.

  17. Awesomeness. Sharing at the party tomorrow- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!


I really appreciate all of your thoughts and comments! They bring a smile to my face!