Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Desk Makeover

I bought this handmade desk at an auction for $30.

I paid too much for it considering the shape that it was in.
It's very sturdy and well made, but whoever had it
 seemed to enjoy writing on the desk rather than paper!

I decided this would be a good project 
for my first time using milk paint.
in Sea Green. 
I only did one coat and love how it turned out.
Since it was bare wood,
it has a pickled finish look.

The paint even covered the marker on the inside...

But, since I've been obsessed with maps lately,
I used ModPodge and added maps to the inside
of the desk...

I love this map because it is from the 
year I was born, 1961!
Yikes! When did I get to be so old?

I'm very happy with the result and 
milk paint is now my paint of choice!!!

I have a garage full of furniture waited to be transformed!
I think I'll use the milk paint to get the
 chippy look on my next project!

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  1. Love this! So pretty! And the green is awesome!

  2. I love the map, what a fun DESK!!! I would love for you to come link up to my Furniture and Paint Party going on NOW!!!
    Hope to see you there

  3. You did a beautiful job on this desk - love the map idea and especially that you ripped the edges. Isn't milk paint awesome! I love the color you used. I found you over at the Live Laugh Linky Party.

  4. visiting you from redoux. I love that. It is great to see something not done in chalk paint. The milk paint looks awesome

  5. $30 little dollars for a solid wood desk?!! That's unheard of here in Europe!! You did a marvellous job, and I love the map inside! Kudos!


  6. I think my favorite part is the map inside. Really creative. Nice work!

  7. This desk is stunning! And I love your addition of the maps on the inside - great idea!

  8. I love the look of the milk paint Virginia. I have yet to try it. I have a daughter that loves maps. She is coming home from Africa next week. I have created a 'map' pinterest board to show her. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. How creative are you!? That map is awesome. What a great makeover on this desk. I enjoy flipping furniture, but I always hate painting the inside b/c it feels like 'who's gonna see this anyway?' What a great way to update the inside of the desk without having to paint it all! I would love it if you linked up your desk project to the Link It or Lump It Link Party! http://twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/10/features-and-link-it-or-lump-it-link.html

  10. Love the way the desk turned out, love the map and the color and the whole desk, now it is so creative and pretty and so useable, love that...

  11. Fabulous makeover and I love the maps. That is so clever. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. What a great project! Thanks for sharing it on the DIY Sunday Showcase!

  13. You always amaze me my friend! This is fabulous...as always!!!! Hugs...

  14. LOVE your makeover for this desk! The maps are genius! I too am a map lover, but cannot for the life of me cut into them :) Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  15. LOVE the milk paint and the maps! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  16. Thanks for sharing this great project to my Totally Tuesday Link Party. Just wanted to say thanks and let you know it was featured this month! Come check it out: http://madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/11/october-totally-tuesday-wrap-up.html
    Hugs!- Morgaine


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