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