Wednesday, October 27, 2010

he was right...

It took a few days to give this desk it's makeover...
I spent Sunday sanding, painting, sanding and painting some more...

Seeing how beautiful it was coming out, I decided to keep it and switch it out with the table I have in my craft room.  After it was done I could not wait to get it in my room to see how it would look...

Jim kept telling me that he did not think it was big enough for all my projects.  Of course I thought he was wrong...

I envisioned the vintage typewriter on the desk too...
Of course I would not have it right in the middle, it would be off to the side with a cute vignette surrounding it...

As I stood there admiring my work, I realized, he was right...

Just look how much space I miss out on.  My table went from the wall to the little shelf.  I know I could put a lot of the things that I had on the table into the drawers but I still do not think there will be enough room.  I hate to admit it when he is right ~ but he is, this time...

So, sadly, off to the shop the desk will go.  I had this chair in the shop but brought it home to add some numbers...

I think they will look nice together in my booth...
  As you can see, the wonderful white desk is out of my room and waiting to go in my booth.  Speaking of my booth, all the doors are ready and waiting for the makeover, which I hope will happen this weekend...


  I am now searching for a spot to keep the old typewriter...
As much as I love it I really do not have the right spot in my nest for it.  So, sadly, it too will probably end up in my booth.  While I am not keeping these treasures I did find a spot for the vintage fan I found recently...

I nestled it in the hutch in my craft room among some of my favorite treasures.  The trestle table is back in there too, all cleaned up and ready for my next project...

I am joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.  I am hoping to have new booth photos for next week!!  Keep your fingers crossed and have a wonderful day!

32 comments:

Jane said...

Your desk redo turned out great....you spent a lot of time on that so I can understand why you wanted to keep it. If it's any consolation, I'm sure it will sell very quickly!
I love the added numbers to the chair, that's a very cute idea.
Have a wonderful WW.
Jane

Petite Michelle Louise said...

GORGEOUS! And i LOVe...love...love the numbers on that ladder back chair! TFS and happy WW!

Vicki said...

The desk redo did turn out great...and I love the chair with numbers.

gail said...

The desk came out great, but I really love the hutch!!!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Reinspire said...

Too funny when our hubby's are right! The desk turned out wonderful and that chair with the numbers is fabulous!!
Lisa

Sandi said...

Love your desk makeover Sandi! It turned out very nice. Love your chair and typewriter also! I have a space problem here for sure. All the goodies I just love and my house is running out of room. Time to let a few things go so I can bring more in?? LOL
Hugs~

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Hey Sandi that chair looks great with the desk! too bad it didn't fit your old table does look better. oh well I'm sure another will come your way! In the mean time you'll make some mula!!

Polly said...

The desk is cute!! You will sell it quick for sure!! Now you can be on the hunt for a bigger piece for your craft room!!

LOVE THE DOORS!!!!

I'm getting ready to paint an old cupboard and decoupage the door insets with old french pages. Can't wait to get started! Just gotta find the time!!

xo

Polly

Passionate for White said...

The desk and chair make a wonderful pair - I imagine they won't last long in your space!

Donna said...

Too bad the desk isn't going to work out for you! I know what you mean about there never being enough storage room:) It turned out great, though! I really love your trestle table work area, so charming! Now I need to cuten up my workspace!

Rebecca said...

She a beauty-the chair is really fun with the numbers on it!

Patti said...

Nothing worse than a husband being right!! Desk came out fabulous and I especially like the chair with the numbers - well done

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your desk is beautiful! {I hate when they're right} I am sure someone else will absolutely LOVE it in their perfect spot.
xo Lidy

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love how your desk and numbered chair came out!!! I'd bet that your desk would look great kiddy cornered too:) You would even have more room.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Victoria said...

We have to let them be right once in a while, it's good for their ego:) It is a lovely desk tho and I'm sorry it didn't fit. The chair looks gorgeous too, I love the numbers!!!

Happy WW:)

Cindy said...

Aah...it's really too bad that desk did not work for you, it's sooo nice! I love the old typewriter, if I lived close I would snatch it up from your booth. I adore the fan, I'm glad you found room for it. Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Hugs, Cindy

Betsy said...

I love that desk and the beautiful trim on the edge. Too bad it didn't work out for you. I'm sure it will fly out of your booth. Love the chair too, great idea using the numbers. So many good ideas to store in the back of my cluttered mind;-)

NanaDiana said...

Oh I hate when that happens....and all the time you are saying to yourself...This WILL work because HE thinks it won't. I hate when HE is right! That desk is adorable but, like you, I would want the extra space. Someone will snap it up in a hurry....and the chair is darling1! Hugs-Diana

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Hi Sandy
Your desk turned out beautiful and I love the chair with the numbers too - what a great idea.
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place today.
~ Tina

The Red Umbrella said...

Win some lose some...looks great though. And the number chair- a winner!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

The desk turned out great... too bad your hubby was right about it... haha! Adding the numbers to the chair was a great idea... looks adorable!

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Yes Jim was right LOL!! but I love the chair with desk. Im sure another will come your way in the mean time you"ll make some mula!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am crazy about your numbered chair. I want to do that! :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

It takes a great woman to recognize that the Jim of her life is right...oh well, you'll get him next time!!!! LOL!!!
Love the numbers on the chairs, great idea!!!!

oldgreymare said...

I think I might have flipped one of the old doors onto the top to enlarge the workspace but still have the drawers. Why?

Because that's what I did with an old desk of mine! :D.

Happy WW!

Cool chair BTW

z

June said...

It turned out so awesome Sandi! I don't know how you able to let go of such cool stuff!!! I am one of those people who show up at booths like yours and get to take it all home with me. How I would love to shop yours.
I LOVE the chair with the numbers...what an wonderful idea that was.
hugs

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Ooooh i love the desk - it is so cute - too bad you can't keep it but sadly we can't keep everything right?

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ten bucks says that that adorable desk and chair will sell within the day, Sandi! They're wonderful! I've got a little vintage fan like that I picked up in Allegan this summer and it hops from room from room depending on the season! :)

xoxo laurie

Kate said...

Sandi
It came out perfect and look at the typewriter on it!!! OOH LALA

Have a great weekend

xo
Kate

T's Daily Treasures said...

The desk turned out great, but definitely looked small in the space. At least someone else can give it a good home and you have plenty of space to craft. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

I saw this last week but did not have time to write...because I was doing the same thing! Finishing up an old desk of my own. Yours is lovely and I love all your old stuff you have for sale too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'll be back here for a visit soon.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Sandi! The desk turned out so cute! I totally know what you mean...I can't tell you how many adorable, super-cute desks I've gone thru, seriously! They're NEVER big enough! It always turns out that a custom made piece created from all sorts of parts ends up working the best.
PS Still lovin' those doors!
Blessings to you!
Missy

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