When we moved into our new home last year, I sold the desk that I had used in the office of our previous home. It wouldn't work any longer - and to be honest, I wasn't really in love with it anyway! So I stored our important paperwork and bills in baskets in our master closet until I could find a desk that was just right.
One day while browsing in one of my favorite antique stores in Daphne, AL I spotted what would be the perfect little desk. (I had been looking for a desk for a while, but I knew it needed to be
quite small diminutive due to a lack of space. In our new home we do not have a dedicated room to serve as an office.) Anyway, when I saw a sewing machine cabinet I knew it would be perfect if I took it home and painted it. I thought I would use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because apparently I am the only blogger out there who has not used this paint. (Really! I think I am!) Unfortunately, I did not buy the cabinet that day. When I went back to see if the small cabinet was still there, it was gone. I was so disappointed! As Jon and I wandered around the store I spotted this little beauty in one of the other booths. I am convinced it is the same sewing machine cabinet that had been painted and distressed and was now for sale in a booth close by. Obviously I had had a great idea, huh?? I was sad that I would not be able to have both the desk and the "project", but my husband said, "Get this one - it will save you from having to do the work!" But I really wanted to do the work, AND since the piece had already been "redone", the price had more than doubled. So.... I walked away even though it was perfect. Mainly because I knew I could save money if I found a desk or small table to redo myself. I was determined to keep looking. Imagine my happiness when less than a week later Jon surprised me with the desk for Valentine's Day!!! And he found the perfect little chair to make it complete! What a wonderful present!! It is so charming in its new home don't you think???
This is not a huge desk to do major office work or bill
paying - it is just the perfect little spot for blogging though.
I love the distressed finish. A vintage embroidered pillow case
is the perfect "desk pad" for the computer.
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