Another piece from Bombay Company, a writing desk. I love this one, it was actually "fun" in the color choices. I had painted it the Old Ochre and I kept getting the "sensation" that it needed to be something more fun, more frivolous and whimsical LOL....and I'm ALWAYS up for those!
But I wasn't sure about breaking up the Whitening.....however.....once I
put a few strokes of Coco over it, that was it, and I just knew I
wanted "Antoinette" in there too and had to figure out where, and then I
stenciled with Martha Stewart's "Flourish" kit from Michaels....and here
and an ever so subtle stencil over the desk part, I like how it is barely there, but you can see a pretty design.
I decided I wanted more of a secretary desk so I got an old wood cabinet from Indonesia that held one collection of Essential Oils, I painted that the same colors, and hung it over the desk. The "Coco" on that wood came out a dark green and I had to lighten it with a dry brushing with Old White and it fixed it. Love how messy painting can be done and it all looks good the more messy it is! But the inside is where I ran out of "Antoinette" and that is a sad moment let me tell you!
But its done.
Now that is just a writing desk with all the things one needs for writing, not that we do that anymore LOL but I used to send lovely cards, some of which I still have on that table there, and I used to use wax seals, and stamps with glitter and just beautiful things! This desk may become another thing, but what?
The bench that comes with it is in my bedroom for now because I need a place to "throw" my clothes at the end of the day Lol....until I can find a proper one for that spot.
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