When I replaced the furniture that was in the craft area with my new Martha Stewart Craft Furniture…
….I had to find a place for the oak desk that we have had for years (and years).
The attic is full!
So I decided to paint it….
And it landed here!!
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint/Country Grey with both clear and dark wax.
How do you like my “leg lifts”…?
The dark wax was applied on top of the clear…just wanted a bit of a “wash”
I bought a bird cage at the Winterthur Museum store in Alexandria, Virginia a long time ago…
I had it on a high ledge in the living room…unless you looked up..no one really noticed it.
It was on clearance!..a great deal and had to have it.
So as we were walking through the streets of Old Town Alexandria…
…..my hubby was carrying this beauty…and it was a long walk to the car! What a guy!
I wish I had another “mini urn” to flank the other side of the bird house door…
As you can see, I kept the desk top the original oak stain, along with the drawer.
I added a McCoy flower pot and filled it with my vintage garden tools, a topiary and PB candle and stand…
…..to complete the vignette.
I collected these garden tools over the years…
…..I love the one with the 79 cent marking
…..I came upon these great bird plates…I love a bird motif!!
These plates are part of an Audubon Series by Alfred Meakin/England.
They were a bargain at $9.00 each.
The other side of the potting bench/cabinet proudly displays my watering can and seed packets from Mary..
…..just waiting for Spring to be planted. Hurry Spring!!
On the other side of the room has a table that is also a victim of the “domino effect”…
…..it was in one of the guest bathrooms. Had to place a bookshelf in that bathroom..
……….to accommodate the craft furniture.
I had a small lamp on the previous table in that spot…really needed a larger lamp…so off to HomeGoods I went.
After wheeling my cart through the several aisles in the lighting section…I turned the corner to the last aisle..
….the clearance aisle..and the angels sang…score!
Isn’t she lovely..for $22.00!!!
And there’s a new pillow in town…bought this beauty at the Pottery Barn Outlet in Georgia…
This table used to be in-between the loveseat and chair…now it is beside the chair…
…..a convenient spot for my reading material and a great cup of tea.
The tea cup is Spode Rose Chintz…the napkin was a souvenir from my friend Linda…
…..she goes to France and I get napkins!…I will bring her back one this year!!
I love silver spoons and try to gather ones with my initial.
A few things added to the table to give it another look…
Thank you so much for visiting and seeing the changes in my sunroom…
I am working on many projects around the house…here is a sneak peek of one of them…
…..just doing some tweaking in the kitchen.
Adding a few things…shopping the house…like this tole tray that I bought at our neighborhood yard sale…
…..for $5.00 !!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
I am joining the following:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for A Cloche Party
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays