Before and After - Antique Writing Desk Makeover

Antique writing desk makeover

Remember this little writing desk I showed you at the end of this post: Side Table Makeover?



Well, I finished the makeover and already took it down to my booth at the antique shop!


I had a hard time figuring out what to do with this little desk... part of me thought I should leave it unpainted... but another part of me thought it needed a little something more. So, if you are one of those people who thinks wood pieces like this shouldn't be painted don't get mad! Or at least don't tell me about it if you do! It's not like it can't be stripped and refinished again at some point.


In the end I decided on a little bit of both... painted AND natural!


Then I painted the little antique ink bottles and feather pens on the top.


Here's the inside... it was in a little but rougher shape than the outside. The little shelves had to be re-glued into place, and the bottom piece has shrunken over time or something. It had to be slid back into place and the gap caulked.


I decided the inside would get a little pop of color.



Here's a closer view of the bottles and feathers.


I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, what do you think? Remember... if you are pissed at me don't tell me! :o)


Oh! and this little table has sold already!


For those who have been asking how my booth is doing, my first month went pretty well! I'm waiting for my first check, I should have it by the 5th. I was worried about making enough to cover my rent and that worry was all for not because I made plenty enough to cover that and then some! :o)

Thank you to all my blogger friends who have been so supportive and encouraging! You're the best!