Since I got back from Miami on Monday I have eased back into workhorse mode. The vacation was great. Just what I needed but I’ve got work to do! I can already feel fall approaching which means the Clover market season is just weeks away plus our Brick & Mortar Harvest Party and so on. What’s a girl to do? Make obsessive-keep-me-on-track lists of course.
My garage is stacked full with furniture in various before states so I decided to start crossing things off of the “to be painted list” by finishing this adorable little antique desk/console table.
She started out as a plain Jane with great curves and lines.
I made her over with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Shutter Grey. (Coming soon to our shop!!)
This color has a seemingly blue undertone but also surprises with hints of white which add depth and texture. And it highlighted all of the antique “flaws” which I love about the old, loved desk.
With all of that texture, the piece is still smooth as a baby’s behind to the touch thanks to the wax in Miss Mustard Seed’s line. I gave the drawer a modern twist with a coveted Anthropologie aqua rose knob.
And she’s got great legs…
I could just see this desk being used as a console table in an entry way to collect keys and mail on top. With shoes being kicked off underneath next to an umbrella. I am putting it up for sale this weekend in my space at West End Garage in Cape May.
And I might bring along this new-to-me antique glass jar. Isn’t it fab? I filled it with sparkly, old blue camera bulbs. Those are mine! They used to belong to Ryan’s dad once upon a time.
Any projects on the horizon for you?