Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Antique Buffs...please hide your eyes!!!

Soooo...I have been very, very busy with so many projects.  I actually started this one way back in the fall of 2010.  My Dad passed away in August 2010.  As I was going through his things, which I would not wish upon anyone, I found this desk.  It was a shabby looking thing, but he used it everyday.  On this desk were his bills, notes, reading glasses, lighters, lots of everyday things.  In the drawers were more of the same things plus pictures, spare keys, my cheer button from high school. (tear)...Okay, anyway, I wanted a way to preserve my Dad and at the same time make it fit into my house.  So I revisited blog after blog to learn how to paint furniture and make it distressed.  Here is the outcome.  I will give you the details in another post.
I refinished the chair that sat at the desk as well.  The mirror came from his kitchen, and the other things were mine.

This was a tiny lamp on my dresser, it matched perfect after I put coffee filters all over it!

A couple of frames I painted, backed in cardboard and put hooks in.

Drawers are now lined with matching fabric from the chair.

Aaannnnndddd........(drum roll)
This is what it looked like before.  Like I said, if you love Antiques, especially if you love keeping them as they were originally, you might want to turn away.


  1. So pretty! I love it in white. What a great transformation!!!


  2. Betty we are kindred spirits!! Let's get together on a project before the kiddos have to go back to school!