Wednesday, March 12, 2014

tinkering...

Popping in today to say thank you for all the ideas and suggestions for the finish on my new~old desk top in my den!
I am still undecided...



I am still trying to keep costs down for all the makeover projects I have been doing this past Fall and Winter, trying to use what I have.
Unless of course I come across something wonderful that would look perfect in one of the made over rooms!
Anyway, I took out a piece that was next to the desk that held the printer and all the computer related stuff.
We relocated the printer and I didn't want to put another piece in but I had to hide all the wires.
Shopping my own house, this is what I came up with...



The window used to be in the living room, the small chest was in my master bedroom before the makeover and the other pieces were on a shelf over the computer which I haven't decided if it is going back up or not.
I am loving the grey, white, cream and natural wood combination.
I am not sure if this vignette will stay or not, just doing a little tinkering.
What do you think?

Speaking of tinkering, I am sure you have heard that my friend Elyse of Tinkered Treasures has penned a second book due out soon!!


There is a whole blog tour going on to celebrate with tutorials, giveaways and more!
Check out her blog for all the details!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Joining Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday.

25 comments:

Victoria said...

I've been tinkering like crazy lately also, must be something in the air this time of year! Hiding cords is always a dilemma but your solution looks lovely:)

Elyse said...

hi sandi!

thank you for including my book in your blog post!!!

i love all of the furnishings -- how can you go wrong?

happy tinkering!

xo
elyse

Susie said...

Sandi, Nice treasures from your home store.:):) The little doll made of shells is so sweet. My daughter and I have tried to hide cords with scarves. They make plastic sleeve for them. Good luck. Hope you are not all snowed in, blessings, xoxo,Susie

Bente said...

Hi Sandi. I just love how the table turned out. Almost the same top that I have on my sofa table. Beautiful.

Hugs from here

NanaDiana said...

I will be thrilled to see Elyse's book and what fun you are having using up "stuff". I am determined to do that, too. xo Diana

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Isn't it nice to be able to shop your own home for new arrangements? I like the way you've hidden your cords and wires.

Burlap Luxe said...

Keep tinkering you do it so well,
Looking forward to what you decide, or if it is as it is to be just as it is :)

Looking forward to all your inspiration.

Xx
Doré

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandi,
I love the window and small chest. I too have been changing some things up with adding more cream to my grey and whites. Hope to have my post up on Sunday of my living room redo. Have a great week.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

May I shop" YOUR home? oh my..delightful finds around the muse's cottage! love the vignette with he marmalade jars. i do hope to come to your next AHWW event! ;)

Robin Johnson said...

First of all let me just say I love the word "tinkering". It makes me smile so thanks. Love the word, love to do it - - it a fun, fun situation!!

Love your take on cord camouflage. It goes perfectly in you room.

Okio B Designs said...

I love shopping the house to shake things up and save $$$$. I think it looks great! Love both pieces!

Jeanine

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Good morning, Sandi.

Your desk is gorgeous. I'm playing with the idea of sanding my farm table top & baker's rack shelves down to the bare wood, painting them with a wash of gray, sanding a little more, and then applying a white wax for a pickled look.

Shopping the house is a great way to change & freshen things up. Lovin' it all!

xo,
Lin

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sandi,
Happy Thursday and happy tinkering. We use umbilical electric cord covers here. Works well and is neat and tidy.
I am going to go check out your friend Elyse's blog.
Vera

Pat Cantwell said...

Sandi,
I love your "tinkering" change in the room, dear friend!!!
The vintage window has me swooning. . .I adore how you can view the paint color and still have the window as an "art piece"!
Gorgeous night stand!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Tinkering...not recently, but I did make a "great find" purchase yesterday!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Luisa María Benito said...

I just discovered your blog, and I'll follow.
I like your way of seeing the beauty and aesthetics.
I wish you a great weekend!

KISSES


Luisa
http://personallyselected.blogspot.com

must love junk said...

Your vignette looks great! I love your 'new' desk top!
Susan

Faye said...

I like that look, the warm wood with the whites!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Sandi,
For visiting my bit of Gilded history, I have had this mirror since my Mother, the interior designer have it to. Me from her collection when I moved from home at 19.
It's been bumped and scratched on more then few nicks and missing a few floral petals, yet through all it has gone through being stored away, and pushed under a bed because I wanted more rural rustic then elegance, I decided to haul it out clean it up, a little gluing and thought it was to big for here or there, and did not want the mirror directly in a cross path of a window, the only place this moment was an unlikely spot was hanging in the kitchen...I hope in someway it will inspire grand age with rural rustic and best find a place in the kitchen as I know you would so do with your wonderful mix. :)

Thank you Sandi, for taking the time this on Sunday to visit me :)
Best leaving a comment that joys my day.

Xx
Bisous
Doré

Heaven's Walk said...

Brilliant idea, Sandi! And it looks great too! I'm loving that bare wood look to your desk right now! I think just a little wax and it'll be good to go! :) The brown of the wood really looks so beautiful in a gray/white room.

xoxo laurie

Susan Payton said...

I love the creative ideas you have on this page. It is a delightful read.
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Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Your tinkering looks great, as well as Elyse's new book, Sandi! Best idea to shop your own home. I need to remember to do that more often. Love your new/old desk. :)

Chris said...

Hi Sandi, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Art and Sand said...

I love that you shopped the house for your new look.

I wish I had the space for a window in my house because I love the look of vignettes with vintage windows.

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your desktop, wonderful look! Isn't tinkering just the best!
Happy Sunday~
Nancy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Don't you love being able to shop in your own house? That's what I do before I go out and spend money on anything new (old). Love your beautiful desk top and vignette.

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