Friday, March 7, 2014

projects and spring break...

The project for last weekend I told you about in my last post ended up being the first project of this weekend.
Did that make sense?
Jim ending up working last Saturday and, well, we started another new project on Sunday.

There is so much going on around here I don't know if I am coming or going.
Between finishing up the den and starting the living room new project, as well as working on all the pieces for the fourth annual At Home With White Show at the Wrentham Country Store I seem to be up to my new short haircut in paint!
By the way...are you planning on coming to the show?

Jim surprised me today with the new desktop from all the old wonderfully weathered wood he found curbside a while ago.
I wanted to leave as is but it wasn't practical or smooth or splinter free.
Details, details.
However, he did a beautiful job and I love it...

I wanted a new desk for the room but Jim liked the old one.
So with a new~old top I am happy now. 
I am still undecided if I will paint the bottom, white/grey wash the top or leave as is and just seal the wood.
Your thoughts?

There is still a lot to do here in the den.
Then there is the new project, as well as putting together my outside space and inside space for the White Show on April 12th and 13th.

What's a girl to do with all this on her plate?
Enjoy a week with her son who is home on spring break!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Sandi said...

It looks lovely Sandi! I want to see your new short haircut!!! :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful desk! I say just seal the wood! :)

Pat said...

What's a girl to do...
spend Spring Break with your son!!! The energy that the two of you share during this week will give you more inspiration and stamina to pursue through all the projects to competion that you thought possible!!! (The voice of experience!)
Now about the desk top...something Gray, definitely!!!
Short hair cut??? Time for a selfie!!!
EnJOY your time with your son...blessings are sure to abound!!!

NanaDiana said...

I would probably just seal the wood. You can always paint it but you can't undo the paint once you start you're committed! lol it looks really great!!!

I say-show us the short hair!!! xo Diana

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Love the new/old top Sandi. Hubby did a wonderful job.
The natural wood looks interesting but perhaps a sheer as in almost transparent white-grayish wash might add a little bit more drama to it.
I'm back to applying tung oil with a matte sheen varnish in the tung oil. Really liking the appearance of how it seals and protects.
Enjoy your time with your son and family during Spring break.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great desk Sandi. I would leave the top as is. I have a question for you, I would love to feature your booth at Shop Talk...if you are interested...e-mail me at


Blondie's Journal said...

This iis fantastic, Sandi! I think the wood should shine through!! I know you are busy but I would love if you'd stop by, my friend!


Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Sandi,
Lové the wood is great, beautiful age to it, I think I would Lime wax it making it weathered and old world yet having a rich white washed rubbed off finish to the wood.
I think it would look really old world and have a great blend to your home decor.

Would love to see your new hair cut :)


TLC said...

OMG - love the desk! Glad its splinter free

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandi,
I love the natural wood top. It looks great. I cannot wait to come out to the show in April and meet you. I have never been your way so this will be a fun week end for me.

Susie said...

Sandi, I love the new top for the desk. Give Jake a hug for me. xoxo,Susie

Victoria said...

Your husband did a wonderful job on the desk top! I think a grey paint wash would be gorgeous, the natural wood would still show through. Are you going to debut your new hairdo for us?!?!?

Wish I was close enough to come to your show!!!

Anne said...

Love your beautiful desk!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your table top looks perfect just the way it is! Enjoy your week with your visiting son!

Faye said...

I like the natural wood top with all your whites and grays. I bought a wide board for my desk top, it's strips of pine glued together (sort of looks like butcher block), I just put water based poly over it and I love the look. Of course I don't have a nice table underneath like yours...mine is pretty hokey but it will do until I find the right thing.

chateau chic said...

I would LOVE to come to your show!!! Maybe sometime I'll just have to make a little road trip.
Your desk is fabulous! I think no matter what you do to the top it'll be great. How's that for a decisive opinion. :-)
Mary Alice

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Sandi,
I àm returning to mention the new Romantic Homes has a table on the cover that has a vintage Lime waxed looking finish on the turned post can get this look with white wash a primer finish, then white wash a white paint then a 60-80 grit sand paper to a palm sander sanding it down removing a good amount then finish it with a dry brushing effect and you can wax it with the milked finish wax or opt for a harder finish of poly coat or as I often do just the paint finish leaving the piece feel and look worn.

Sandi, thanks again for hearing me out :)

See you soon


Elyse said...

hi sandi,

the desktop is fabuloso!



Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love the natural wood. It is perfection. Your photos are lovely.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty...I love it just the way it is, too...but I know you will make it beautiful whatever you choose!

farmhouse-story said...

love the desktop as is, sandi, but, i don't love splinters. i'd sand it and white wash it:)

Unknown said...

Hi Sandi,

I say use the white grey wash on the top of the desk. I think it will go better with the bottom half. He did a wonderful job!
Hugs, Lynnie


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