DIY Before & After

Green desk makeover | Furniture Revival

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~ Mother Teresa

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I love living life spontaneously.  I have met more people, found more beautiful places, and lived a more joyful life by being free spirited and able to go with the flow.   On Sunday my family and I ventured over to St Paul, Minnesota for dinner and on the way I decided last minute that I wanted to swing into a thrift store to look at furniture, because I had that ‘ I really need to work on something’ feeling!   I came across this white desk buried amongst other random items, and as soon as I saw it, it was love at first sight, I instantly saw what I would do with it when my eyes came across it in the thrift store.

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As silly as it sounds, I had a hard time falling asleep that night because I was so excited to get my hands on this desk and dig into a new project!  I woke up early yesterday and started on it, and finished by midnight!   This was the first big furniture revival project I have completed in one day, start to finish, which left me feeling really accomplished, motivated for the next project ..and really tired!

This desk & black chair will be on display and for sale at The Living Room Coffee House, located on Cameron Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin , I will be delivering it on Wednesday February 5th.

I decided to give this desk a whole different feel that the original white and gold , and make it more masculine vs. feminine.  By doing that I was stepping myself outside of my comfort zone, of my typical ‘painting curvy pieces with feminine colors’ and also giving myself a little challenge, to see if I could pull it off!

 How I revived this piece of furniture:

– Sanded

– 2 coats of  ‘Preppy Green’ Paint

– 2 soft layers of black stain + polyurethane

– Drilled holes for pulls & added different drawer pulls, originally off of antique dresser

-Map lined drawers

-1963 rustic Wisconsin Farm license plate bolted into the side of the desk

-Signed on the back + a quote (my own extra little touch I place on my furniture pieces)

-Black chair is painted with Rustoleum metallic accents paint with a light layer of black stain + polyurethane.

Here are the results from a long day of reviving this beautiful old desk! :

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Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

  Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Green desk makeover www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

I hope you enjoyed my latest furniture revival project!   If you are interested in purchasing this desk & chair combo, you can contact Kelly via email at endlessacres@live.com  or view it at  The Living Room Coffee House in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Desk Price = $150.00

If you have any questions or have a piece of furniture you would like me to makeover, shoot me an email!  You can also follow Endless Acres Farmtiques on Facebook & Twitter.

Thanks for reading,

~Kelly

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If you are interested in a metal horseshoe art flower, as seen on top of the desk, you can contact me as well to purchase.  You can like & see more metal art creations like the flower over at  Roosters Creations on Facebook.

9 thoughts on “Green desk makeover | Furniture Revival”

  1. Awesome job of it Kelly…~ I mean-WOW!!! A fantastic, creative and altogether beautiful result! Thank you sooo much for sharing your hard work!

  2. I just have to say BEAUTIFUL ! I love the look of the black stain over the green. How did you put that on. I”m currently redoing a large piece now and would love this look.

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