Sunday, February 12, 2012

Turquoise is in my blood!

It's cold here today.
It's starting to snow with a forecast of sleet and rain tonight.  
So much for getting any painting done outside.

So, I thought I'd show you a piece I did last summer. 
I got this piece at an auction.  
It's not old, but had great bones.  I tried to sell it in the shop as-is but it just sat there.  It's a crummy picture,
but you get the idea... blaah!

So I used a spray primer and painted it in a turquoise latex paint.

I distressed it a bit and painted the hardware black.

That's so much better!
Happy desk, happy vendor, happy customer!
It sold within a week!

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I've linked up to some fantastic parties:
Stylish Once Again
The Southern Institute
Kammy's Korner
Primitive & Proper
Three Mango Seeds
A Bowl Full of Lemons
The Project Queen
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co
Creating a House of Grace
Coastal Charm
The Shabby Creek Cottage
No Minimalist Here
Spruce Your Nest
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design
Restore Interiors
The 36th Ave
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French Country Cottage
Charm of Home
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Savvy City Farmer
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm not surprised, Cyndi, it looks like it was made for that color! Good for you for taking the steps to make sure it did sell. I know some would just have let it sat not understanding why it wasn't moving.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love it! I love it! I love it! Just teasing you on the three entries. Great job on the desk!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh yes, so much better!

Debbiedoo's said...

Very pretty Cyndi. Loving the color too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love this! I love the piece, I love the color, I love the hardware! Popping over from Newbie party at Debbiedoo's. I am your newest follower!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful!!! I am a new follower. Would you share the name of the paint??

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Thats wonderful! What a difference a coat of paint makes, huh? I just love it, and you should be so proud! I'm glad it sold so quickly too!

MuseBootsi said...

I love it! Turquoise is the color I dream in! Gorgeous.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Gorgeous. I would have been tempted to buy that one - amazing colour and fantastic legs.

Maureen said...

And that's just how it works! Looks fab!

Britt said...

So pretty! Love the color choice!!

Swede Dreamer said...

This color is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with the transformation! I am a new linky follower~hope you will visit me as well~Angie

Michelle@Crazy For Crafts said...

Very nice! I'm a new follower from Debbiedoo's. So glad I found you, I'm anxious to check out some of your other projects! Feel free to stop by my blog if you have a chance!

Michelle @ Crazy for Crafts

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i LOVE this one!! the shape and color are amazing!!!

Donene said...

Love the color and I am sure it sold, so cute!

chateau chic said...

What a terrific transformation. I see why it flew out of your shop so quickly after it was painted.
I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by for a visit.
Mary Alice

Craftberry Bush said...

Loveee....and love that yellow radio against the turquoise....beautiful...xo

Sarah said...

I love the color! Great job!! -Sarah

Madison said...

You've done a fabulous job. I love the colour. I've never heard of latex paint before.

Madison xxx

Sugarr2518 said...

I love the color of the table, it looks much better now! I wish I could find a table like this for our basement! Thanks for sharing:)

Donna said...

Wow! I would never guess that this is the same piece! And I'm not at all surprised at how quickly it sold, it's gorgeous!

Kristen @ My Covered Bridge said...

Love the turquoise! It looks gorgeous!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Good bones indeed. I wish you were in Chicago!!! :)

Deana said...

Turned out great! I love the color.

gail said...

I love the style and color of your turquoise desk! So pretty, no wonder it sold so quickly.

Claire said...

Happy color!! Love it! I'm your newest linky follower-stop by for a visit!