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An updated writers desk

April 19, 2012

Here’s another fun update we did that took very little time and very little money – two things that we don’t have too much of these days. Nicks parents were going through old furniture and asked if we wanted a writers desk, and to be honest we really didn’t. Whats the point of a writers desk, were certainly not going to sit at it and address our hand written letters – but after we realized how big and empty all of our rooms were after moving in, we gladly accepted the offer.

I don’t have a before picture, but it looked pretty similar to this…


And here it is disassembled on the basement floor and ready to get a fresh coat of paint.

This has been one of those projects, with no real plan. That’s the nice part about not investing much into the furniture. Start with good sturdy real wood and then spruce it up however you want! We decided to put it in our navy blue guest room on the first floor, so naturally we painted it white and used the same technique as we did on our dresser here. Lightly sand it, prime it, and paint it.  It might not always stay that way, but its a good base color for now. It was nice and clean looking all white, but needed something else.

I was at Anthropologie browsing through all of the furniture hardware in the House & Home section, because let’s be honest…knobs are about the only thing I can justify purchasing there. I wanted to get 3 new pieces of hardware and immediately fell in love with this…I have no idea why..but I needed it.

I wanted to keep the hardware a neutral color in case we ended up adding color to the dresser. At $12 bucks a pop for this little bug knob, I wasn’t going to buy all three beetles, so I mixed it with 2 different nobs that look like tree stumps that I found in the clearance section for only $2!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2012 8:25 am

    Looks great, Katie! After you touch up all my old furniture, it makes me want it all back! JK

  2. Lynn permalink
    April 19, 2012 8:33 am

    And where did you get the lovely tulip ?

  3. April 20, 2012 12:48 am

    This is so perfect! Love it and so jealous!

  4. hstuart3 permalink
    April 22, 2012 7:25 pm

    I love this! Looks like you spent big money! And I absolutely love the beetle knob too!


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