Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ruby Red Desk

When I found this desk on Craigslist I knew I wanted a rich, super vibrant color to update it. 

At first I thought Kelly Green, but I couldn't find the right shade, everything was to Christmas-y. 

So if you know off a great green I'd love to hear it!


So I browsed my paint deck obsessively and finally decided on oil-based, high gloss, Heartthrob by Sherwin Williams. 


Isn't the name of the color dead on?

It makes my heart go ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum.

Or whatever noise your heart makes. :)



Smooth, glossy, vibrant and ruby red.

Little Ms. Ruby Red desk you are a show stopper.

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45 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I have a hard time finding the right shade of greens also!

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  2. I can't buy anything else until we are in our home! Mother Hubbard has no more room in this rental, but I am tempted :)

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  3. That Red is perfect! It makes my heartthrobe!

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  4. ooh i love it! there is no place like home with a desk like that!

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  5. Oh, I love, love, LOVE it! These kinds of desk are one of my faves...I'm keeping an eye out for one to put in the girl's room! :-)

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  6. Now that is beautiful!

    I love coming to visit your blog - your pieces are always amazing, and they make me smile :)

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  7. gorgeous. i know i've said this before, but you are sooo talented!

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  8. Sooo sophisticated! Perfect color choice Julia and I love the hardware too!

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  9. Ms Ruby Red is a show stopper! Gorgeous Julia!

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  10. Love it! Well done!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  11. that is just stunning! made me gasp when I first saw it. If I was just down the road (not on the other side of the planet) I'd snap it up in a heartbeat!

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  12. LOVE this! I am going to have to hightail it SW tomorrow and get a sample of that paint. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. It really was sort of pretty in the natural wood but I DO LOVE the red paint. Red is just a great color for an accent piece. I'm always torn about painting over wood because wood is beautiful in it's natural state but some pieces are improved with colored paint.

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  14. Reds can be almost as tricky as greens, but you hit it right on with this one. It's like adding the lipstick to a room!

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  15. You're so lucky to live where you can buy oil based paint! I had to travel to the next state to get some,,,,and it's only in black and white! Love this red! It's perfect for the piece. Did you spray???

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  16. That's one awesome color. The desk looks great. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign. So happy you joined the party.

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  17. What a beautiful job you've done with this desk! Megan

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  18. Stunning...I love the red..especially with the gold hardware.

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  19. Oh my goodness, the perfect shade! With the hardware it's totally swoon-worthy! Kelly Green is hard to find, someone coined the term 'Kate Spade Green" and i think that is right on. Just color match from her and you are good to go.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  20. Love, love, love your the color you chose to restore this piece... It is absolutely beautiful!

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  21. WOW! It's so beautiful. Absolutely love the color! I would love to have you link it to our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html

    Jen

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  22. Now thats GORG!!! I'm never brave enought to go red. I think I'm going to have to try it because this is sooo pretty. Perfect color for it to!

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  23. Love the red and gold combo! Great update!

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  24. This is an awesome piece. LOVE the color!

    Vanessa

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  25. Love the color. I think I would have painted it the exact same way.

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  26. Gorgeous~ love how it turned out and the red is wonderful!

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  27. oops!clicked enter too quick! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  28. Red, one of my favorite colors! Looks great!

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  29. This will be mine...:) Once heard every room should have a splash of red, this will be just the splash my family room needs! LOVE your story.

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  30. Beautiful desk! Featuring you tomorrow Julia! I am in love with this desk!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  31. You know I adore this desk :o)
    Featured you today my friend!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  32. Red is alyas right. Looks great. For a wonderful green take a look at AS Antibes.

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  33. Love the red!! I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  34. LOVE! I am featuring your desk tomorrow!

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  35. Of course I love it and totally featured it today!

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  36. Ooooh, I LOVE this color! It is the PERFECT red. Great job!

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I really appreciate all of your thoughts and comments! They bring a smile to my face!