Saturday, October 22, 2011

On the Move



We were moving furniture around last night. Hubs and I get a burr in our pants and then just start moving things.Our kids think we are nuts but they are used to it.This desk was hubby's grandmothers. What do you think of it? It is sort of different but a great writing desk. I would like to paint it but for some reason feel guilty about it. I don't think it is worth anything as no one else in the family wanted it so that is how we ended up with it. Couldn't you see it in an antique white with some darling fabric on the seat in checks?

We had the red couch here before but never really thought it fit well so it is in the den now. We like to put our Christmas tree in here in front of the window so we are happy to have the couch moved. I have no desk right now of my own so I would love to have this little space for my paper goods and greeting cards. It has small little cubbies to hold supplies.

Here's an update on what we decided to do with the desk....Desk Update.


Little dry sink just gets moved wherever there is a hole. This room is so hard to decorate as the only wall has windows and the other wall the piano with four door ways on each side of the room.



22 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

That desk is AMAZING!!! Everything looks great! (I get 'burrs' too, lol)

Redo 101 said...

I think that desk is gorgeous!!! and it looks good in front of the window. If you decide you don't want it, call me and I'll come get it ... er, what state are you in :) Just kidding, but seriously, it is a beautiful focal point.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The desk is absolutely stunning. I love it. What a fabulous piece. I so agre that if you don't want it, I will gladly come and get it. Beautiful in front of the window. If it has the cubbies, it is perfect for you as a desk, what a treasure. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie said...

I love the desk. I think it is absolutely lovely! Aren't you the lucky one! Bonnie

Kris said...

The desk is gorgeous with all of that lovely carving! I think it probably is worth something, but since it is yours and yours to keep, you should do with it what will please you. I think it will look great in Heirloom white, even making those carvings stand out more. Perhaps with a small amount of stain rubbed in over the antique white paint, making the detail pop. Yes on changing the seat cushion too. Lucky you!!

Dayle said...

Oh my gosh, that desk! From a wood lover, please don't paint it. If you want to sell it, email me. Not sure I could afford the shipping, but email me anyway. LOL!

Lottie said...

What a beautiful desk! I love the wood. Please don't paint it!

Cindy said...

The desk is gorgeous! I know what you mean about feeling guilty. It would be gorgeous painted, though. Your new arrangement looks so nice.
Hugs, Cindy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Don't paint it!!!!!!! I think it is more valuable than you may think...and it is gorgeous. OMG.....I love it!!

Beth said...

please don't paint. it looks great!! i love moving things around. the hubby never understands ... it usually confuses him. makes me laugh. (:

Susan said...

Please don't paint it. It is so beautiful as it is. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think your desk is stunning, and I can't believe I haven't ever noticed it before!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, yeah, and please don't mess with it!!!!!

CAS said...

That is just a beautiful little desk. I think you should make it your own! I agree with Ricki Jill, don't get caught up in the painting frenzy that is sweeping blogland. Not everything needs to be painted -- sorry, I just had to say that!
:) CAS

Andi's English Attic said...

Wonderful desk. How lucky no one else wanted it.

Your winged chair is just what I'm looking for. xx

Snap said...

I love your desk and just the way it is! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What an unusual and interesting desk! What a treasure~ it's beautiful!Stopping by from Show Off Your Cottage.

Melanie said...

I agree with everyone else not to paint this desk! I do know what you mean about wanting to pain it white...but this piece is one of the most gorgeous pieces of wood I've ever seen, with so many details. What a beauty!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

It looks beautiful!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have to go see your update link, but that is a beautiful piece of furniture, Elaine! I think painting it is up to what suits your home and lifestyle, but I also think that not every piece needs to be painted. The details on it are really wonderful and I know that sometimes painting furniture really makes them show up better.

Deb said...

DON'T PAINT IT...please :)

Debra said...

Don't ever paint that desk / oh my what a treasure that desk is!! :)

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