Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sweet Little Writing Table

Hi Everyone! Hope all is well in your world. Sometime in December I found this adorable desk on Craig's List. It was the perfect size for what I had in mind. Here is how it looked when I pick it up:

Sorry for the crappy picture, it's from the CL ad. In my haste to get it started, I forgot to take a before picture.

I first had to give the whole thing a really good sanding. The old varnish was just chipping off all over the place & the top had issues. After the prep work was done, I gave it two coats of Duck Egg Blue. I love this color. Seems like everything I paint in this color sells quickly. Now we were ready for graphics.
Like I mentioned before, I had something in mind for this sweet little writing table. I have a favorite graphic I use a lot, so I go to the best source for vintage graphics "The Graphics Fairy"

Here is what it looks like now:

So much better! 

Here's a closeup of the top.

I used my overhead projector for the image transfer. 

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc, MI

Then I used the same image & decoupaged it on the sides & inside the drawers. Now I needed a chair & I had just the one.

You may remember this chair from an earlier post. You can read about it here.  I knew they would look good together because they were the same color but, I hadn't realized what a perfect match they were until it set them together. The scrolly detail mimics the top on the table & the curvy legs also match the legs on the table. What a nice surprise! We put this cute little set right in the front window at Sassy Fabrics. Karen was very happy to see something fresh & new go in the window.  

I better get busy now painting a replacement, as I'm sure this Sweet Little Writing Table will sell shortly. Thanks for visiting & have a great day!  Dee


  1. Complimenti bel lavoro!!!baci!!!

  2. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE, LOVE it!!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking it up!! Hugs!!!

  3. Oh that is beautiful!. When you say you used the overhead projector, what do you mean - sorry if it sounds like a dumb question

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  5. just found you, this desk is totally amazing!!

  6. A beautiful marriage of two pieces of furniture. Love the script on the top and the curvy details.

  7. love the writing table!

    visiting via miss mustard seed and would love to have you stop by when you have a moment.

    happy weekend to you.


  8. So pretty! I love the script. I'm visiting from Redoux. Have a great weekend!


  9. P.S. I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."


  10. What a gorgeous table! You did a lovely job on both the table and chair. They look like a perfect match! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  11. This may be one of your sweetest pieces ever!

  12. Very lovely table. The script top is just beautiful.

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  13. Oh my! That is MORE than adorable! You are so talented!
    I can't believe you did that all by hand... WOW!

    hugs x