Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A new project

Happy day, I have found something creative to work on while I'm on my little sabbatical (perfect term for it, thanks Anne) from my etsy shop.  Yay!  I visited a flea market today and I literally walked into this adorable little desk and chair.  The woman working the counter at the place was glad to see it going because she had done the same thing twice today, lol.  At some point, this was a beautiful cherry set I'm sure.... you can see from the back (that's the 2nd picture).  I guess whoever decided to paint this really wasn't much for detail because they only painted the surfaces that you could see when it's pushed against a wall.  I actually sorta like that shade of green, but this desk is going to be for Taylor and she will not be amused that I brought home a green desk.  So.  Now, I need to decide just how I'm gonna Taylor-ize this thing.  My first thought was to add fabric panels to the sides, but I wonder if that's too permanent.  Part of me wants to do something really bold and fun for her, but I don't really want to be re-doing this thing again in a couple of years.   I may just go with off-white to match her other furniture, some fun fabric for the seat, and some glamorous new knobs. Oh, the decisions!  I need to go browse the web for some inspiration.***After school update:  Taylor loved the desk as is.... stinker ;)  Actually, it looks pretty darn cute in her room, too.

8 comments:

Denise Felton said...

Whoa! Great find!

RainbowMom said...

It's really beautiful! Can you just hang some funky fabric from the sides so maybe when her window is open it gives some great movement to the room? And, get some fun matching knobs? I bought this knobb from Etsy that you can make super easy and it's a domino hotglued onto .. doornob hardware whatever it's called. :)

dogwood said...

Thanks!
Funny little update.... she saw it and said not to change a thing! Little stinker ;)

Ekio Locatiare said...

What a fun and very cute desk! That is a fun green indeed. ^-^

I think a long runner that you could change out with her varying tastes over the years would be cool. Something she could help with, like picking out the fabrics and perhaps beads to go on the ends?

Glad to hear she liked it!

SnappyBibs said...

I love the desk! If you needed help from a woodworker, give me a holler. lol

Sunny said...

How funny that she decided she liked it as is! It is super cute, I love the shape of the chair.

Rat Trap Press said...

I kind of like the green also.

Melissa said...

That is a cute desk.