Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Captain's Desk

It's been a beautiful warm fall, until 2 hours ago.  This morning it was almost balmy, now it's cold, rainy & blowing like the dickens.  Well, that's typical of Michigan, wait 5 minutes & the weather will change.  Luckily I have worked very hard these last couple of weeks on getting my garage cleaned out so I can park in there again.  That is a huge deal here in the north.

Last weekend was one of those perfectly perfect warm fall weekends. The kind you dream of when you live in the north & so much of your day depends on the temps & sunshine.  We went to the best flea market in our area, Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall, & I scored yet again. 

I bought the most adorable Captain's Desk.

 Have you ever seen a desk like this?  It has four drawers on both sides & the top lifts up for more storage.  It's petite so it can go anywhere.  I just had so much potential.

I decided to paint it "Garden Gate" Green. It's one of the colors in my new chalk paint line from The Vintage Farmhouse.  I painted the drawers in "Dairy Cream".  Then it sat for a couple of days, I had a graphic block.  Ever get that?  I was trying to think of the "Blow your mind" kind of graphic & it just wasn't happening.  Sometimes you just have to go with the familiar.  
This is what I ended up with:

My all time favorite French script stencil.

I know you are all probably getting bored with this one, but I love it!

I plastered it all over this baby.  The top, the sides.....

And the front.  So pretty....

I paired it with a petite chair painted in the same cream.

Here it is in my booth.  You can see the chair peeking out from behind the desk.  I just love how much storage you get with a desk like this. The petite size with that kind of storage is a perfect combination.

Stay tuned, I will be posting about that cute yellow cabinet next!  Check us out on Facebook to see what we're up to.  Love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by,  Dee


  1. What a great green color, Dee! I love how this turned out. The desk itself is a great size and I love how the drawers are set up. Love the stencil, too. Where did you find that? I sometimes find I get tired of the same old, same old in graphics as well, although I try to get as much use out of my stencils as possible.

  2. This is so beautiful!! Of course, I expect nothing less from you. :)


  3. Could you tell me also where you got your French script stencil. Think I'd get lots of use out of it. I have to say I love that little desk and think if I was close I'd be buying that beauty. The color you used with the stencil is perfect. If I'd had a choice on what to paint it that would have been it. I love light green, it's so clean and peaceful looking. The white drawers are great since it draws attention to them. We live in western CO so no chance of me popping in. And by the way, that expression, wait 5minutes for the weather to change, MT uses that too, think a few other places we've lived.
    Could you please let me know where you got your stencil? Please respond to FurryKidzPaperworx@gmail. com thanks and happy weekend.

    1. I found the stencil in a shop on Etsy. Good luck! Dee

  4. Dee I ♥ it! Love the french stencil too. Thanks for linking it up at ITS PARTY TIME -- pinned your awesomeness! :)

  5. I love the script stencil. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  6. What a unique desk, never seen one quite like it. And the script stencil is just amazing!

  7. Dee, it's beautiful!!! Lovely job! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. PINNEDd. My family is into painting furniture right now. Thankss for the ideas. Linda

  9. What a lovely piece! I've never seen one quite like it. The French script graphic is perfect.

  10. LUV your work -- the desk's unique style is intriquing & your gorgeous paint & script bring it to life. ;-)