Monday, October 11, 2010

A red desk

I have told you before that I love red.

Yes, I do realize that there are some people out there in the world that do not love red as much as I do.

What can I say, not every one's perfect. ;)

I got so many emails about this table.

Which I ended up selling to a friend of mine. Thanks Michelle!

Michelle's daughter came home and saw the table then asked her mom where she got the rocking table.

I do realize that I am past the cool age, but still feels good when you get props from the little cool people.

Is props even a cool word anymore?

So anyways, with so many emails about the table, I decided to paint that desk I got for free on craigslist a red facelift too.

So remember it started by looking like this.


This sad desk has been sitting in my garage since July. I just couldn't put my finger on exactly what I wanted to do with it.

And here is what it looks like now!


I painted it the exact same way as the red accent table, but with the lighting it looks a little orangey red to me. Almost like a paprika color.

But promise in person it is red.



So just to recap, I painted it with the candy apple red spray paint, then I glazed it with Ralph Lauren glaze that was tinted tea stain but I added some graphite colored paint to the glaze.


I love the little button tops. They add a little detail that I like.


The hardware is actually from another desk I have. I just spray painted them black.

I also like that the wood is separated on the side. It gives it a little personality.


There you go people another red table.

To those that do not love red as much as me. I am moving away from the red I am already starting to work on some other pieces and red is not even on my radar. But if you are not a blue person either. Then... I am sorry.


I am selling the desk for $100.

I am linking to these parties.

44 comments:

Vicki said...

I am crazy for red and love this desk redo. Great job! Love the graphite paint you added to the glaze. It is a beautiful finish. Visiting from NTT at Coastal Charm.

Vicki at http://www.rustyroostervintage.blogspot.com

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Amazing job on the desk! I adore the way the glaze looks!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

LOVE IT! I did the exact same thing with a round table awhile back. The desk was a great find!Love the sweet legs.
Great job.

Sherrie said...

I am crazy for red, so I love the desk. Right now I am doing everything in red oil paint that I got as oops paint. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I love it! I am a huge fan of spray paint. If I can hold it down, I'll paint it!
Dropped by from SITS to say hi.

Michelle said...

Red is hands down my favorite color!(Of the burgundy type)

Beautiful job!

Erin said...

Ok, wanna hear how UNcool I am....when I read 'rocking table' I was like "What is a rocking table...oops....was it wiggly and she didn't sturdy it up." LOL

It took me a minute to process what that meant!!!! LOL

The desk turned out great!! :)

Laurie Jones said...

This is great, I'm a lover of the color red too! Excellent job!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It came out beautiful! I love red too- my favorite color!! Great job! I have a decorating inspiration party at my blog on Fridays if you would like to join in sometime :)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great job! I love red too!
Best regards,
Gloria

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that red desk! Holy cow, what a makeover! Fab.U.Lous : )

Thanks for stopping by earlier today and leaving me such a sweet comment. I am thrilled to be going to Relevant. I never win contests either, so I was bloooown away when they announced my name on Twitter.

It was a blessing directly from the Lord : )
Love to you, Katie!
Laura

Shirley said...

Love the red; great accent piece.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Beautiful makeover! LOVE the red.

kathie said...

It looks fantastic! You did a great job on the finish- that red can be hard to get just right, and you got it!

Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet said...

Looks perfect! I love red and absolutely adore what you did. I may just need to get that lady's ebook (sorry, I cannot remember her name) on painting techniques because I like what you did with your table! Great job!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

That turned out awesome! I love the color!! I wanted to let you know about a linky party I started called "Handmade Tuesdays." I feature a tutorial first and then I have a linky at the bottom where people link up their tutorials :)

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful desk! Red is so classic, you just can't go wrong! Nice job!

Lacey said...

LOVE IT!! Beautiful job! Thanks for the inspiration to paint something another colour other than cream!!

Midwest Cottage said...

It looks nice. I just did a desk yesterday that looks so similar to this!

Wendy said...

Love the color! It looks FAB!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I love everything about this desk! The style, size, and color! You found something great and made it even more fabulous with the color red! Super fabulous job!

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

I keep finding your blog! I think I must love red as much as you! Another gorgeous piece!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

what a great color!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love that desk in red!

- Brittany said...

Very cute desk. You are totally awesome and way cool in my book. Even if we aren't hip with the phat lingo. :-D

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Sue said...

What a fantastic RED redo! I love it!

Julie said...

Very nice. I recently did some red pieces myself & think it's great!

Atticmag said...

All of us can appreciate furniture of different colors and that desk looks good as a redhead. Red's not for everything but neither is white. My 2Cents. Hope you'll stop by and see our upholstery ideas. Jane F.

Hanna said...

HI There! I am your newest follower from the blog hop!!! Lovely blog you have here:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

This turned out beautifully!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful table and look lovelier after the make over!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

That looks so good. I am thinking about doing that to the little treasure I just got. SO cool.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree again! How could anyone NOT love the red? I hope people didn't take you to task for choosing that sad, cause that would be so annoying. You've got a great eye for color, you paint em' whatever color you want! I just happen to really be a blue person, so I'm on pins and needles as to what that might mean:) Love the red on the desk, in fact I think I love the red desk a little more. Cause it was seriously way ugly before! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

Jenni R. said...

You have me thinking now! I was going to paint an old chest green, but maybe I can get away with red! Thanks for the inspiration--it is beautiful!

Lori said...

Came over from tatertots and jello - great job on the desk.

Biljana said...

Great makeover, it looks so beautiful:)) Hugs, Biljana

Sue said...

Desk looks great; good job!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Wonderfully done! My kitchen cabinets are red and antiqued for a vintage look, so this really rings my chimes. And hey, I love blue, too. Love this!

Lori said...

I'm in love with your desk.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

malia said...

So elegant and lovely! I'm your newest follower... would love for you to check my blog out too (-:
Malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

PS LOVE you blog name!

Cassie said...

This desk is fabulous! I surely need to learn to incorporate color in to my furniture. You're so inspiring!

Gotham said...

its a beautiful desk with cabinets, with room for legs and cabinets for storage, beautiful in color too, great post

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Ryan and Janet mumford said...

Oh How I love red too!!! I want to buy that desk! How can I? Red its my all time favorite!!!

Ryan and Janet mumford said...

Hi Katie got your post. I wish we lived closer. I love in Idaho and while I really would love to buy that desk, I'm not really sure "shipping" it would be cost effective! Thanks so much for responding though!

April said...

I love red furniture! This looks great!