This Little Lady Got a Makeover

This desk was given to us by our sweet Mississippi friend, Carilynn. It was her mother’s desk once upon a time, but after her mother’s death, Carilynn donated it to our church’s missionary house. When the church sold the missionary house and no longer needed furnishings, Carilynn graciously offered it to my little girl. Since then, it has looked like this…
My girl has used it as her art desk and, since she is a boarderline hoarder (honestly, she could almost qualify for the TV show), she kept it packed full of her art junk treasures.
God help her!
Anyhoo, using my executive power as the CEO of this organization we call home, I stole claimed her desk, painted it, glazed it, revovered the chair cushion, and changed out the hardware. Now, instead of being banished to the basement playroom, it has a place of prominence behind the sofa in our den. I was quite pleased with how the old girl turned out. I’d never glazed anything before and found it to be more of an art than I realized. She’s not perfect, but then again, neither am I. All in all, I rather like how she looks in her new digs.
This post is linked to Project Parade at the DIY Showoff and to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I’m also linking to Rhoda’s Summer Treasure Party!

southern hospitality

And to Perfectly Imperfect…


  1. Just lovely…beautiful finish

  2. Kathy@ Gone North says

    Just Gorgeous!!! Beautiful job!
    Now please tell …. what was the fabric you used on the seat?? I just love it!

  3. Beautiful job on the desk. I checked out your reading list and this is a great year to read To Kill A Mockingbird since this is the 50th anniversary. I also read your profile and see you live in Birmingham so you may know about the book.

  4. Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas says

    Wow, your pictures are just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good evening!

  5. I love the desk… you did a wonderful job.

  6. Your desk turned out beautiful!

  7. Adorable desk… the fabric you chose for the chair is so sweet 🙂

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