Thursday, September 6, 2012

The story of a little desk

What a story this little desk has!  It was rescued from a garage sale on the last day...such a sad sight with it's little drawer with no pull and MANY layers of paint and weird decoupage comic strips on the top!  What a chore that was to remove.  Sorry for no before pictures.  Sometimes you just have to take my word that it was a hot mess! :)

Once I got it home, I decided to paint it Antibes Green with a Paris Grey top.  I tried it, it sat sadly unnoticed.  I discovered I hate  seriously dislike on this piece, and so did my customers!  Back home it came. 

After months of sitting in the "to do" pile, Mr. Cottage decided to paint it Graphite.  Now please understand I do appreciate his help most of the time...but not this time.  He ran out of paint and then put this very girly, bling-y silver pull on this very primitive, simple line not his best work.  He reluctantly took it up to the shop where is sadly sat again.

Having to reset the shop for an up coming sale, back home the little desk came.  In a whirl wind attempt to fill holes after said event, I grabbed Emperors Silk, Old White, and Napoleonic Blue and quickly painted this flag.  This is the make over this little desk should of had from day one!  It's so cute and simple!  Now that it's been properly clothed in an USA motif, it sits proudly in the front of my shop where many oooh and awwwe over it!  Yes, all the patriotic holidays have passed, but it is an election year and isn't the USA flag motif suitable all year long?  That's what I thought!  So glad we agree!


Linking up to:
A Ruffled Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Jennifer Rizzo
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
Finding Home
Funky Junk Interiors
Mod Vintage Life
 Coastal Charm
Shades of Amber
Primitive and Proper
Savvy Southern Style
The Rooster and The Hen
You're talking too much
diy home sweet home
How to Nest for Less
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. that is adorable! rustic and chic and in a day and age where we see so many tributes to great britain it's nice to see a tribute to the good ol usa. :)

  2. What a cute little desk! You did such a great job with it. I can't wait to see it in the shop.
    Thanks for joining Friday Pretties.


  3. لقد القت العاب تلبيس باربي اقبالا شاسعا لدى العديد من الناس الذين يهتمون بهذا النوع من الالعاب خاصة الفتيات اللواتي يبحتن عن اللهو و الاستمتاع مع اجمل العاب تلبيس الجديدة و المتوفرة في موقعنا الذي يقدم لكم دوما احدث العاب باربي فهناك العديد من الالعاب الرائعة سواء العاب تلبيس او ماكياج او طبخ و كذلك مناكير وديكور حيث ستجدون الكثير من الفساتين و الاكسسورات و ادوات التزيين التي تواكب الموضى حيث يمكنكم تزيين باربي و الباسها احلى الملابس وتجميلها وتغيير تسريحة شعرها و ترتيب بيتها وكذلك مساعدتها في المطبخ فلا تضيعو الفرصة و زورو موقهنا لقضاء اجمل الاوقات