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Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Desk

For years (when I was married) I worked on a black computer tower on a big brown bankers desk.  I tried to make it look good but it never worked and I dreamed of the day when I would have a beautiful laptop and a pretty desk.  I bought my laptop this spring and then after the dust settled from the move, I went on Kijiji and searched.  The only desk I saw that met my needs was this:

It was perfect, petite to fit into my tiny room, had 4 drawers to fit my stuff, and best of all pretty.  I bought it from Linda at  I knew I wanted to paint it and change the handles but I had to wait until I was finished ziplining!!

I went to Canada Tire and got Debbie Travis paint and I discovered they are going out of her paint and paint supplies.  Damn!! I have painted most of my furniture with her paint which lasts, for some reason smelled good, and lasted through moves and feet on the coffee table and was less $ than Benjamin Moore (which I also love).  Anyway, I got CF9N, Cloudy White in a gloss finish (from CIL) and went to work.

Then while the paint was drying I ran to Lee Valley Tools, a great place for glass drawer pulls.  I had to get help but back in the store room were beautiful milk glass pulls which I have always wanted.  They were $10.00 and change each and soooooo worth it.  So here is the final result:

And since I had the brush out I painted my chair,

and I painted over the moving damage and it isn't perfect but that does not bother me at all.

I just love it all

Until next time, Patricia


  1. I love it! I much prefer the white!! That desk was a bit of an experiment that didn't go as i had planned so i'm so happy it found you and your paint brush! Congrats on your new blog - do you love it already? I am going to be a follower and can't wait to read all your posts that i have missed while i was on holidays - Congrats and great job!!! Oh and haven't gotten to the round tables yet but hopefully soon. Oh you would totally love the armoir that i brought back from California - it would be perfect for your bedroom.

  2. Your dresser looks gorgeous! I looked through your blog and love your bedroom!!! What a wonderful little nest you're creating:) I added myself as a follower and look forward to reading more of your posts!

  3. Looks perfect to me!

  4. Beautiful dresser and chair, what fun! Your room is delightful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  5. wow it seems to just float off the page...great job!