Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday August 15, 2010
Shabby Antique School Desk
While on a buying trip a darling friend of mine convinced me to include this antique school desk in my "pile" of goodies. It was in pieces and she assured me my husband could put it back together. He did and I found a temporary spot for it on my wandering wall a couple of posts ago I told you about this little spot I have in between my dining room and kitchen that I just can't find the right size piece of furniture for. Yesterday, while puttering around I decided to try out this old school desk what do you think?
I liked the way the old license plate sharpened up the fluffiness of this area...
Above the desk I added this darling little candle holder with some faux crystals and a teacup plopped in the center, not crazy about this teacup but it fit in crystal ring perfectly...
For now the wandering wall has been fluffed up and filled....but I will have to see how it passes the test of my wild kids energetic angels!
Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday!


  1. What a fun way to dress up an old school desk. I love the touches you made behind it. Hopefully it can withstand more kiddies and their running around. It turned out really nicely.

  2. Olivia, I think it looks great!! I love those old school desk. Can you believe when I went to school we actually had desk like that.

  3. Lovely. I see those all the time at antique shops but truly, I have absolutely no room for one in this house, sweetpea. Yours looks wonderful though.

  4. Love the antique desk also looks great there...Hope you have a GREAT Sunday my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. I think you and hubby did a wonderful job! It's lovely!

  6. I love that desk!! I think it looks great there!! The teacup is a great idea too!!!

  7. Olivia,
    Adorable! Still waiting to hear your announcement about joining the "book writing" club. :o) You really have something special going...with the pics you've already taken, the stories behind each piece, you already have a gold mine to begin with! I could even picture you doing a little "piece" on a decorating show someday. "Shabby chic on the cheap"! I'm also at a place in my life where I'm soon to make some changes and take some risks and I'm sooo excited. You know the saying...If you can dream it, you can do it!!!

  8. Hi, Olivia, my friend,
    Looks like a great spot for your vintage school desk!! I love the idea of the tea cup in the wall sconce with the crystals. Have a happy, happy week~love and blessings~Vicki

  9. I love it and it is a great place to set a spell!!


  10. I really like the teacup in the sconce. That's cute...might have to steal that one! :)


  11. Hi Olivia ~ your little old fashioned desk looks so sweet there! Perhaps you could change it up and add an old chalkboard above?! Glad I stopped by!!

  12. What a great old desk and that license plate! I love the black and white paint on the desk. I've never seen one painted out that way... love it!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Jo :)


Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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