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Sunday, July 10, 2011

The EXTRAORDINARY Desk!

Weeks ago my street had its annual neighborhood yard sale...
I LOVE the ladies across the street from me.
They are a group of four DIVALICIOUS best friends
that get together every year and gather  their treasures for the yard sale at the house of one of them... which happens to be my SWEET neighbor.


That day I purchased  a bunch of vintage jewelry from them,
the little end table that is now in my room and the two small silver doves.
 BUT my heart STOPPED when I saw this little guy.
...It was instant love ;)
...What is up with me and the $10 desks?



It took me some time to decide what I wanted to do with it...
I have to tell you that this poor desk was dirty...

As beat up as it looked one of the things that I adored about it
was the three color dimension going on there.
The original wood... the sage green color and the final ivory....

{The History Behind the Desk}
The sweet lady that owned it told me that she had bought it from a yard sale over 30 years ago
when her son was just  a kid...
How cool is that?!
 The desk was green when she bought it and that she was the one that painted it in ivory...
Then she added that the desk had been in her shed
since her son moved out over a decade ago...
So to leave some of the desk journey in it
I decided to sand all of the chipping paint and leave any old solid paint on it..

This is how it looked after sanding...

At this point I new what color I wanted it to be...
So  I carefully painted in red the wood areas
 leaving as much as the white and the green unpainted as I could...


The last step was to sand again the over-lapping paint
letting the green and the white original  paint reappear...



In some other  areas I actually  scraped the pain off with a knife...


...So, here it is my precious desk.



I normally end saying from ordinary... to EXTRAORDINARY!
...Well, today I don't think I can say such thing.
This desk was an EXTRAORDINARY one from the very beginning,
 it just needed some tender love ;)


Clich HERE to see where the desk is in my home...
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The END!




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