Miss Lucette wanted a desk for Christmas. We found a lovely antique vanity (minus the mirror) on craigslist and put a whole lotta' love into fixing it up. Sandpaper, wood filler, primer, paint, wipe-on poly, the works.
She wanted a place for her very own and the desk was all that it took. When it was revealed to her on Christmas, her eyes got wide and she caught her breath. "It's just too much" she whispered.
The old desk lamp painted gold and cream nestles nicely amidst her bits of beauty on display.
The desk itself we painted an antique white, which turned out to have a rather lovely buttery quality to it. A bit of distressing on the edges, as it seemed to warm the piece up and feel just right. I also had some leftover fabric from the curtains and recovered the seat cushion to match (with a practical piece of clear vinyl over top!).
The drawers were rather difficult to open initially, but nothing a few swipes from some bar soap couldn't handle. Inside she has drawer organizers to manage her endeavors. I think desk drawers are such insight into personality. I see Lucette represented in every little item.
What pleasure it gave us to prepare this desk for her. I hope it brings her many moments of pleasure for years to come.