Writing Desk Redo!

I'm delighted to reveal my writing desk redo.

Here is the before. This antique writing desk has been stained a light brown and was in very good condition.  But it just didn't fit in with my other furniture.
All I had to do was give it 2 coats of white chalk paint, sanding in-between and then distress and polish.
All the handles and hardware were removed prior to painting.  I decided not to paint the inside of the bottom cupboard because I liked the darker wood contrast. 
I also added some of my favourite aqua polkadot contact to the back of the shelves.
And, the drawer.
Then added some pretty trinkets.
I also decided to stencil this gorgeous quote to the inside of the lid.
 I know it will make me smile every time I open the lid. 
And now I have a gorgeous vintage writing desk!



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  1. Love the pops of turquoise on you great chalk painted desk. Very useful, much happier in white.

  2. I love the personal touches with the aqua and the quote. Very nice.


  3. Oh my goodness... Can I come and sit and write at your desk... It is simply ADORABLE.... And I have got to know WHAT kind of clock that is... I LOVE it!!! I would love for you to share this here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

  4. this is adorable! i absolutely love the shape, and then that mint pop just puts it over the top!

  5. Oh this is so cute! I love the dotted paper & the stenciled quote. It'll be such a nice space for you!

  6. Be sure to stop by today... I featured your desk at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

  7. Beautiful. I love how you added a quote in there.

  8. That is so cute I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

  9. What a transformation! The turquoise lining is such a sweet finishing touch! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

  10. I just got a similar desk and was looking for inspiration on how to re-do it. This is perfect for what I want. I especially love the aqua details. Thanks!!

    1. Good luck Tennille! I love the aqua as well, and it was so cheap and easy to do. I'd love to see your finished piece. :) x J


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