Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nesting....in the bedroom

I have become the queen bee of avoiding all that is mundane and "must do-ish!" around our wee abode and have frenzified myself with all manner of titivating and nesting.

Hubby and I have coveted this gorgeous old drop down desk at our dear friends' house for many years and when they had a giant clean out preparing for bubby number three we snaffled it up!

It had the most beautiful parquetry work in the timber and although I sanded it back with all that I had in me (surprisingly quite a bit at this stage of my pregnancy when I've got a bee in my bonnet about something!)....a french polisher I ain't!

 Resigning myself to the fact I would never get it back to it's former glory I headed off to the mistint section of ye olde Bunnings and found a peachy shade just perfect for my new "office". Oh yes....remember the craft room becoming le bébé's room....well there goes the study too!

 A few quick coats of said peachiness, a thorough splodging of mod podge and some yumbo vintage wallpaper and I now have a lady's desk to rival any Austen heroine's.

Taking pride of place in our bedroom hiding all and sundry related to Mr. and Mrs. Technology and that horror of all horror....the bills folder! C'est parfait!!!

And no lovely friends...you can't have it back ;)


Seaside Siblings said...

Looks great! well done.

potts.family said...

Steph, you read my mind!! It looks awesome now. But .... I guess it has gone to a worthy home. We had it for years and did nothing and you have it for weeks and it looks a million bucks. Job well done.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What an amazing transformation...I totally love the vintage wallpaper, it is the perfect finishing touch.

I have a very similar desk stored in our garage that is desperate for some tlc but that I was initially loathe to paint...I may have to rethink that after seeing yours :)


Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

I love it, i love it, i love it!!! Gotta love that mistints at Bunnings!!! This little scretaire looks amazing in all it's peachy goodness. And you know in true twin style...i still at my drop down desk where i stash all things computer and the like too! Hope you are feeling wonderful and all is bliss in your world xx

Kylie said...

It looks beautiful Steph. No wonder you had to put a little footnote to your friends at the end of the post, I'm sure they'd love it now.

Bungalowgirl said...

Love your work- it is gorgeous and that wallpaper is the best. Keep up that nesting, can't wait to see what you scratch up next. melx

Cherry Red Quilter said...

So lovely to see an old beautiful piece of furniture being given a new lease on life. Great job!

Quill and Ink Handmade said...

We've got something quite similar in our dining room, and I just love it to bits. It was left neglected in the shed when we bought the house, and it was great fun restoring and polishing and scrubbing away at the mellow wood.
Your new treasure looks so lovely - well done!

I'm so loving your nesting posts - you're getting so much done!


Polka Dot Daze said...

I love it so much!

Jackie said...

Hi Steph!
A friend forwarded your blog to me.
I will like to know if you are french and if you are in France or in the US.
I was born in France and live in the US.I would like to be able to send you an email. Can you please
give me your email address -
Thank you, Jackie C.

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