Laurel is my mother and she fell in love with the curvy desk with feet from my last post. Remember the “before” pic?
Upon opening the desk, I found many papers and receipts dating from the 1940’s, all from Brookline, MA. I even found a very old social security card belonging to a woman named Baker. I wonder if she would like how the desk looks today?
The desk that was once Ms. Baker’s is now Laurel’s desk…
Oh, those curves… I painted the inside the sweet Annie Sloan’s “Antoinette”. So soft and feminine against the white…I added a stencil to give it a little bit of whimsy…The inside of the desk has three little drawers, a center compartment and two secret little hideaway sections (the little pillars on either side of the door). Two of the pulls are missing and I am on the lookout to find replacements.
From Laurel’s desk to lavender! We drove to Virginia to a lavender picking farm. It was a beautiful day. Don’t the pictures look like we were in France? Now my room smells like heaven!
linking to: http://blog.blueeggbrownnest.com
where is this lavender farm?!?!? i need to know!
and how pretty is that desk!
This secretary turned out beautifully. How do you paint the interior, by hand or with a sprayer? Also, do you wax the interior? I have a lovely secretary on Queen Anne legs, but haven’t figured out how I’d paint the inside. I don’t have a sprayer, but am concerned it would look messy if I paint it with a brush.
Thanks for sharing such a lovely transformation…always inspiring!
This desk came out lovely. I’m actually keeping my eye open for one to paint. If you get a chance I’d love for you to share this at my link party: http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/07/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party-and_14.html