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Antique Writing Desk

My latest project…

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As soon as I saw this writing desk in the OP Shop / Thrift Store I knew it was coming home with me. Forget an already cramped car full of other furniture finds, this was gorgeous. Well, it could be…

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I don’t usually criticise the colour choices of others, but I have absolutely no idea why you would paint an antique writing desk in this green. Don’t get me wrong, green can be beautiful, but this… isn’t. For some reason it reminds me of my primary school uniform, and not in a good way!

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I knew I wanted to take advantage of the closed interior to use a soft colour, so I found this gorgeous blue grey for the inside…

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…and for a lotus flower on the front.

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I find getting the perfect knobs a little difficult. The stores near where I live have very basic (and a little ugly) ones, which were definitely not right for the piece. Lucky for me my sister pointed me in the direction of Ezibuy (who knew??) where I found the glass ones for this piece. I would love to hear where you source your drawer knobs – is it luck or do you have a tried and true source?

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While I love this desk, it’s another item I’m hoping to sell. Lucky me sold the entertainment unit I blogged about here, so I’m feeling good!

Thank you for stopping by!

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