I can’t believe it has been over a week since I posted last! I’m still here.. still alive and kickin’!
I want to thank everyone who has commented and shared their stories on my post about anxiety. I can’t begin to explain how much it meant to me that you cared enough to share what you went through or left me encouraging words! You are the best!!
I’m still recovering, but feeling so much better day by day. In the mean time, I’ve been working on projects a little each day when I’m feeling well.
Here is the before shot of my office:
Since I wanted the desk to be in the center of the room, I knew it had to be something wonderful.
I envisioned my dream desk with a French flare. Something petite and elegant.
Then, last week, while searching on Craigslist, I came across it…
… my dream desk.
I couldn’t wait to go pick it up! The only problem… my husband was out of town.
I asked the man selling it if he could hold it for me until Friday. He said no and that he would sell it to whoever showed up with cash first!
I was so upset. It was Wednesday. What were the odds that this lovely desk wouldn’t be picked up by then?
Frantic, I told him I’d drive there to pick it up that day!
Then, just before leaving the house, I decided I couldn’t do it. It just didn’t feel safe.
But as always, God had it all figured out. My table ended up selling that day!
Luckily, the next day, not only was the desk still available, but my mom agreed to tag along with me to pick it up.
It was in pretty rough shape, but I knew it could be beautiful once it was painted.
The first thing I did was sand down the top.
Once it was sanded, I painted everything else in Annie Sloan’s Old White.
I stained the top with Minwax’s Dark Walnut and added several coats of Polyurethane.
I spray painted the hardware with Rubbed Bronze.
I wanted the details of the desk to stand out, so I sanded around the edges of each and every detail.
I don’t think it even looks like the same desk!
And finally, the much awaited after shot:
I finally feel like I have my dream desk and my office is complete… well, almost..
I’m thinking those bookshelves are in need of a makeover too!
What do you think? What should I do with them?