A Little Writing Desk


I bought three nesting tables from Ikea several years ago.  I love them, but I was a little tired of the wood stain. The largest of the tables is used as a writing desk in my bedroom and during my master bedroom makeover project, I had to do something to freshen it up.  I was so happy with my dresser makeover, I decided to use the same look on the table and chair.  I also cleaned the stained wood with Murphy's Oil Soap, oiled it with mineral oil and buffed it to get a really nice sheen.

Here are the photos:

BEFORE
AFTER


I love this chair but the wood doesn't go with
anything in my house!

Here it is painted & lightly distressed.
I also made a bulletin board for myself using a frame I bought at a garage sale for $1, two pieces of cork from the dollar store and cardboard backing.


The rosaries (circa 1900) belonged to my grandparents, the photos are my sweet Lucy when she was a pup, the lavender is from my garden, the Otter card was a purchase I made in Sitka, Alaska during a cruise to Alaska and the two silver shells are from my holiday in the Maritimes.  I love looking at this bulletin board - so many lovely memories!

Can you tell I love all things France???

After I finished the job, I went back and changed out the knob.
Looks much better now!

Tune in next week for the next installment of "Master Bedroom Makeover Madness".

Happy decorating!

(Holy crap am I glad that orange paint is finally gone!!!!!!!!!!!!)


25 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the color change! It all turned out great! Who doesn't love France?? Great job!

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  2. I love the complete set-up -- beautiful desk & chair. And I love what you used on the board & in organizer.
    dawnedesign.net

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  3. I just love white furniture! It really brings new life into a room!

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  4. So glad I found you site...I love meeting new blog friends so I am following. Stop by anytime, Lori

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  5. I love what you are doing with your furniture. The transformations are remakable. The effect is well worth all the hard work:)
    xx

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  6. A great color change Anne! You have a winner here! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

    BTW-have you done any painting lately?

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  7. Sweet makeover! It looks a million times better, not to mention the magnificent new wall colour!

    Don't hate me, but I liked the original dark coloured knob on the table :)

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  8. Anne--your desk makeover turned out great!! Everything is very cohesive with the new wall color too. Lovely!

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  9. The white finish looks so crisp! Great makeover. Your Ikea desk looks like a million bucks!

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  10. Your desk and chair now look wonderful! You gave it the same treatment that I gave mine, I think. I love it and I'm sure you do too!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. I love the white paint treatment. Everything goes so nicely together now. I'll bet those chairs were a chore to paint though! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek for a visit. Your bulletin board is so cute too. Have a good week!
    Lynn

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  12. I love that little writing desk! I've been searching for something similar but haven't had any luck... I've decided to make it myself.

    I'm a new follower!

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  13. What a great update! The chair and table look amazing! And I love the rosary beads...I collect them! I have them from all over the world. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my curtains! I am your newest follower. Off to check out some more of your blog!

    maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the change. It looks so much more interesting!

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  15. Anne, I like the change. I am a sucker for anything with a Paris/French theme too.

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  16. Very cute, I'm loving this makeover, wonderful job Anne!

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  17. Anne, You've got it going on!!! I totally am obsessed with your little writing desk!!! SUPER CUTE!!! Paint is such a miracle worker isn't it! The desk went from practical to fantastical!!! Thanks for sharing on Overflowing with Creativity!!! I TOTALLY am excited about being your newest follower!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  18. It all looks great. Really lovely. Isn't it amazing what paint can do. You've finished it beautifully! I love your distressing - not too much, not too little. Perfect!

    Sarahx

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  19. Great work! Inspires me to hurry up and finish the one I'm working on!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Diddie

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  20. Yup, freshed it right up! Is there anything that a bit of crisp white paint doesn't make lovely?

    Your desk, chair and desk set are all lovely :D


    Visiting from Crafty, Scrappy Happy linky party today
    Thanks for sharing :D
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  22. The table & chair look terrific, Anne!! In fact, better than before :-) Love the things you've displayed on top too!!
    Victoria

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  23. Anne--Very nice transformation! You probably know how much I love the white wood and dark stain! :)
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!
    gail
    ps catching you this week

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  24. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  25. I just love this makeover. You really have a great eye for this stuff. Very inspiring! I am a new follower Twitter follower visiting from Sew Crafty Tuesday. Vicky from Mess For Less

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