So today was an off day for me so I took that chance to re-do the desk/hutch I’ve had since I was 10. I’m in the process of starting my own business and I still do a lot of writing on the side for a beauty magazine so I really wanted a place where I could sit down and do it all, kind of organize my thoughts and eventually store company info in there. I didn’t take a picture of it before I took the top (hutch) off of it but you can imagine what it looked like. It was huge and made my room feel so small, especially since I have a king sized bed and a ton of other furniture currently in there.
So, once I unscrewed the hutch and managed to sortof-sucessfully drag it into another room for someone to carry downstairs, I got to work on sanding the entire thing. Once that was done, I unscrewed all of the knobs and started re-painting all of the white. Come to find out it wasn’t really white at all, more of an off-white but I like it so much better in the Pure White I used. I painted what was the wood stained part a very light mint color, which is the color of the dresser I painted last year. I didn’t want to paint the whole thing mint because I thought it would be a little too much of one color. It took about 3 coats of both colors just because I like for coats to be really thick so nothing will chip! Then, here’s the secret to how I make all of the furniture I repaint look good: I modge-podged the entire thing in a matte sealant. It dries really fast and I love the way it feels after. This way, it’s gonna last longer before I have to retouch it. I went to Home Depot and chose these really cool antique brass handles for the side drawers and antique brass compass-looking knobs for the front drawer. They’re similar to the knobs I used for my dresser in that all of the knobs are antique brass, but my dresser knobs are a braided-celtic looking thing. (awesome description, right? lol).
I went over to Office Max after that and picked up a huge whiteboard/magnet holder thing on sale from $60 to $15. I’m obsessed with writing on whiteboards I don’t know why I just am so I’m sure this will cause me much fun. I also got some pretty sticky notes and some other office stuff I couldn’t resist.
As for what’s on my desk right now, I thought I’d go through and talk about it. I’m sure this is all gonna change and everything gonna become a cluster, but for right now it’s neat. In these pictures I didn’t have my laptop sitting there, but that’s usually where it’s going to be. In the left-hand corner is my grandmother’s old sketchbook of dogs. I love it and I just think it’s the prettiest decoration. Then, there’s my owl bank (all pennies). I have a cute pic of me and the parentals next door and then a picture of my LOVE BUG Moe Archer. In the box in the middle is some random office stuff (tape, hole puncher, ect). Then I have two containers with pencils and the like.
My two notebooks I just love. I get new notebooks like every month because I fill them up so fast. I write everything down in them. Literally everything. The blue one that says “News Feed” is primarily for work and I use the brown one for writing and blogging and literally just every idea that comes into my head.
The chair I’m using for my desk was in my grandparent’s house. They had a lot of really nice antique stuff and I believe this chair was in one of the grandchildren’s bedrooms. I just think it’s the most beautiful thing and I love it so much.
As you can see, I don’t really have a certain style that I go by. I just kindof like what I like. Almost all of the furniture in my room I redid myself. My dresser, makeup table, headboard and now desk. I may post my room in sections on here as I get it finished.