Monday, February 4, 2013

The Painted Desk

My tween daughter has outgrown her desk, so we popped into a tiny antique store last weekend and found a steal of a deal! It's an adorable Queen Anne desk with a brand-new finish. However, I am planning to paint it to fit the rest of the room, which is sort of like a circus in there (black ceiling & chandelier, turquoise walls, white trim, upholstered black headboard, black secretary, white dresser, and a quilt in a kaleidoscope of colors)! I'm thinking of painting it white and doing just the drawer fronts with a funky pattern. Maybe chevron? Maybe polka dots? Maybe wallpaper or decoupage? Here's some inspiration:

Love this! Especially the gold accents!

This yellow one is very similar to the desk I just purchased for my daughter. I like the fabric inserts used under the glass. I think I want to go a little more funky, though.

I don't think I want to go this far. I do want her to be able to concentrate while she's doing homework, after all. But, if you like this one, check it out at Tracey's Fancy on Etsy ($660).

Love how only part of this desk is painted. Gorgeous! If I had room for it, I'd buy this one for myself. From Shabby European Flair on Etsy ($849).

Perfect! My daughter LOVES peacocks, and this color scheme is right up that alley. Precious! Ruthie's Rembrandts on Etsy is selling the desk & chair for only $375!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Good News in 2013

It's hard to believe the holidays are already over and 2013 is here! With all the craziness leading up to Christmas in my house, I never had a chance to finish my gift guide. Also, I was pretty bummed out with all the sadness surrounding Sandy Hook in early December. Just wasn't feeling motivated to blog about anything.

I have been tempted to start a blog that lifts my spirits and talks about all the wonderful, happy things happening in the world. The only events that ever make the news are negative ones. I want my kids to know that there are inspirational people with inspirational stories in this beautiful world of ours.

After some quick research, I found several websites that serve up good news on a regular basis! Have a look...and best wishes to you for a Happy New Year!