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Friday, December 16, 2011

A Roadside Rescue "Before and After"

Well I just finished my total freebie roll top secretary desk!I am so happy with the vintage look that I achieved. I got this old broken down desk for free and brought it home and made my own chalk paint in Turquoise, then I went over it with an inky brown watered down acrylic paint.After just winging it and hoping for the best I gave it 2 coats of wax and that's all she wrote!It just makes me smile when I see it:)Now for the "AFTER"

35 comments:

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Oh wow! I love it! The color is beautiful! Great job!

Thanks for stopping by to link up for Functional Friday!

~Angela

Britt said...

Thank you for your comment! I love your desk, great color!! Someday I'll have to brave making my own chalk paint!

Dayle said...

It's just wonderful!

Sally said...

I love how this turned out! It is such a great color. I just got a desk for my boys' room & I can't decide what color to do. I'm your newest follower from the simple home life party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I just never tire of fabulous paint makeovers! I love the color and hurray for homemade chalk paint. And free? Even better. It would make me happy to see it, too.
New follower. :)

AntiqueChase said...

Free? how awesome is that??!!! I found a trunk on the side of the road once and my kids about died when I pulled over and threw it in the car... lol

Thanks for the visit today! I'm off to read more :)

Amy said...

I love it! The color is beautiful! Great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

How lovely! The color is great!! Thanks for stopping by Hating Martha! If you get a chance, pop over and grab a button (I noticed you have a link...I have a fun button you can use if you want) Your blog design is looking very pretty!

A Few Pennies said...

Love that color; great transformation!

MacKensie said...

Oh my gosh, it looks amazing!! Wonderful job! Stopping by from the Sunday Social! I hope you'll check my blog out too :)

xo

MacKensie
http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

I LOVE the new color! so wonderfully cute!! I am visiting your blog from the Sunday social blog hop. New Follower!

Jen said...

Oh you brave girl! I get a little nauseated when I even think of painting over such beautiful furnishings! But you did such a beautiful job and your new desk looks positively gorgeous! So worth the nausea! I'd be thrilled if you popped by to share this post, and any others you'd like to show off at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

Melissa said...

Nicely done!!! The color is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Shannon said...

Hello! Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog today!! Your blog is super cute and great job on this little desk!

Sarah said...

Love it..great job!

Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Super cool makeover! I love that it was free!
I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime! I have my linky party going on as well that I would love for you to link up called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays! It's for projects $10 or less!

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

So cute! I love the color! I really need to make over some of the furniture in my house. Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for following my blog! I'm following you back!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is beautiful! I love the color! Thanks for linking up to our Pinterest Link Party!

Digger said...

OOOOOOOO I love this desk!!! Absolutely Adorable!!! Dang! You know what you're doing! :) Thanks so much for being my newest follower. I'm returning the favor and having a little look around. I'm loving everything so far! :) Thanks again!!

Digger
www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

apinterestaddict said...

Thanks for stopping by! Love this desk, and the color is perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i love the shape and size of that desk and the turquoise is so fun!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Cool! What a great color too. Thanks for linking up to my newbie party.

mrshinesclass said...

Great rescue! You chose a BEAUTIFUL color!!

Sharon

Ashley Perry said...

Wow! I love this! My dad JUST found one similar out on someone's curb, (unfortunately not a roll top), I can't wait to do it! It looks amazing! I'm glad you found me and I'm happy to be your newest follower!

Andrea said...

Came out absolutely beautiful! Please come share more ideas on emosaicideas.com for out blog carnival!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your free roll top desk really came out great. Love the color, and has a really great shape to it - character.... Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and wishing you Happy Holiday's. PS - now following you!

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Your desk has been featured for Functional Friday!

Thanks for stopping by to link up!

~Angela

So Many Little Things said...

ohhh! That is so great. I love how it turned out. I can't believe you got it as a freebie!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

This looks great. Love the color choice!

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love this... trying to find the perfect roll top desk on CL to makeover. So dont be surprised if contact you with some questions and advice. Its beautiful!

Chris said...

Hi Deidre, what a wonderful job you did on the desk. You would never have thought that it was a tossed out broken desk. Congratulations. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

This is AMAZING! I love what you did! So creative!

I'm stopping over from Nifty Thrifty Things linky party. I just became your newest follower and would love to have you come check out my blog and follow me too!

-Sarah @Adventures of Our Fami-Ly

Clydia said...

Oops! Thanks for setting me straight! Love this piece...it's gorgeous. xoxo, Clydia
threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

Sara said...

LOVE this!! And hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-19.html

Heatherlee said...

Oh, how cute! Great job!

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