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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A.S. Coco & Antoinette Writing Desk

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 it is.

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.

flash....too bright!

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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  1. This turned out beautifully--wow the power of paint! I love the stenciling--you did a great job on this piece!

  2. How gorgeous! Love the combo of Coco and Antoinette, so pretty! And the stencilling is absolutely perfect! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I must find that stencil kit at Michaels.


    1. Thank you. I didn't know how it would look I just knew I needed to have that pink in there and the lighter color didn't want to be there lol...Have fun with the stencil kit.

  3. YOU have just been busy, artistic, productive, and I am SURE OF IT....HAPPY! This is the kind of transformation I LOVE TO SEE! Bravo my dear, everything looks sensational! Anita

  4. I love how this turned out ~ so romantic and pretty!

  5. Wow! Gorgeous turnout of your projects. They look amazing together. The coloring is very lovely, and your special details really top it off.

    1. Thank you for saying so, I appreciate it. :D hugs, lady

  6. Beautiful as always, all your things are xx

  7. So beautiful, dearest Lady...and the stenciling, I just love that!
    The cabinet is a gorgeous, perfect little addition.
    (I miss Bombay Company and Museum Company....)
    Wax seals! Something I have always wanted to try...and what is a card without a glittery sticker? ;) (or two, or three) hee..
    Is that a journal I see in the left corner of the desk? If I'm not mistaken I have the very same one...
    Inspired by your projects and vision, as always!
    Blessings and light,
    - Irina

    1. Thank you Palomasea. That is a greeting card made famous into journals, cards, calendars etc with art by my favorite Kinuko Y. Craft and the painting is "Angel With Lyre". This card was sent to me in 1997 when I used to have a mail companion and we would share lots of magical greeting cards and updates on our lives. Miss those days. Email takes the romance out of writing and having textured communication in the hands and receiving them in the mail.

  8. Love the desk andd all the detailing.



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