Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jane Austens desk

School starts next Monday.

I'm excited.........back to being on schedule, early bedtime (at least for the boy)

I'm more lazy days, staying up late

Yes, I can be rather non-committal!

So, in honor of school starting I have a desk for you. It's not really a school desk (that will come next week). I can picture Jane Austen sitting at this desk to write a beautiful novel about the trials and tribulations of a young girl beginning school.....


 She was really quite lovely to begin with. I got her at the Salvation Army, I paid more than I usually do, but I could tell she had a lot of potential!
Apparently, someone had thought about painting her before I got my hands on her, but gave up...
 I painted the inside a lovely shade of aqua, then distressed the heck out of it! Next time I will think twice before I decide it's a good idea to wax inside a bunch of little tiny cubbies!
The rest is an off-white with heavy distressing and waxing. I also painted a bee and wreath on the front. For details on how to transfer images onto furniture go to the Graphics Fairy. Not only does she have thousands of graphics, but she gives you several tutorials on transferring them to just about everything!
FYI, if you live in Virginia and you love this little desk, (a love for Jane Austen is not necessarily required)  she is for sale- email me for details!
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Not Just a Housewife
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The 36th Avenue:
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At The Picket Fence:
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  1. What a great little desk. It turned out lovely and I think she has great legs.

  2. Lovely! I love the aqua on the knobs and inside! I just painted a desk as well... with lots of cubbies too (they were a bit of a pain!!).


  3. So pretty, great job. It turned out beautiful!
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursdays
    Debbie :)

  4. My son has this desk, but it doesn't have a door. It looks absolutely lovely! I like that inside color! Love the bee, and Gotta love Jane Austin :) I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime. Also I would love for you to come by and link this up to my linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.

  5. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. It looks so adorable and I could see Jane Austen sitting at a desk just like this working on "Pride and Prejudice"! Thanks so much for sharing this with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday!

  7. This is so sweet, I love the pop of color inside. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

  8. lovely. I've been looking for one like that, but can one cheap enough to make over. love yours!