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Vintage Writing Desk

It constantly amazes me what people throw or give away. This desk was a pick up from Mum and I couldn’t believe my eyes when she bought it over. SO gorgeous. And here she is just before she headed off to her new home…

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Like almost everything that comes my way it had some flaws, so the stained table top I was planning just wasn’t going to work out. I did want to keep some of the original wood though, so I went with original drawers instead. I think she came out looking beautiful!

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I tossed up changing over the drawer pulls, and even ordered new ones, but in the end I stuck with the original. There was just something about them that I decided suited the piece perfectly. I also used a stencil to paint a small pattern behind each knob, just another little something to make it lovely

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The lady that bought her is going to use the desk in her studio. I liked the sound of it; she was building a new style for the home and business and it sounded lovely. It was nice to hear how this piece would fit in in her home.

Yesterday was market day so today I’m exhausted! I had a great day, feeling very lucky to have met some lovely people, sent a few pieces off to new homes, and spent the day with my sister. So today I’m not planning any work, just lolling round and catching up on my favourite blogs. And eating a bit of cake

Thanks for stopping by…

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My Simple Home Life
Under the Table and Dreaming
Domestically Speaking 
Miss Mustard Seed 

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