July 03, 2011

The 'Tiffany' Desk

Happy Fourth Everyone!!!

Little man just keeps saying 'yay America' :)
And that makes me smile.

We're keeping it simple this year and having some good ole' fashioned BBQ and somehow going to see some fireworks (haven't decided where yet)

I hope everyone has a fantastic, sparkly Fourth of July!!!

I've been dying to show you my favorite piece of furniture as of so far.
You might have already glimpsed it if you took my hint and clicked on the 'store' button under my header.
But it's okay if you didn't cuz I'm going to show it to you anyway :)

I picked up this fantastic little desk at our Goodwill a couple of weeks ago in their clearance center.
I think I paid 15 big ones for it.
Totally worth every single dollar.


Isn't she lovely?
And the more I inspected her as I painted her, the lovelier she got.

Look at those details on the drawers...and on the sides...and all down those curvy legs.
Swoon.

And the hardware is just double swoon-worthy.


I have no doubt that this iconic little box was probably in the back of my head as I gleefully picked her colors out...


I mean...c'mon.
Swoon a million times over.

She had an okay coat of off-white on and a good smothering of laquer on her so she got a good sanding down and then I taped off her ribbon...er...stripe that would go down the middle of the desktop.


Then I gave her a gorgous coat of what I saw as a 'Tiffany Blue'.
Really...it's the same color we used in our guest bath- 'watery' by Sherwin Wiliams.
And it was gorgeous on her.
I accented the cut-outs on her drawers with Pottery Barn Cream and gave the original hardware a coat of silver.


One of the original pulls was missing so I replaced it with two pieces- a brass backer piece and an old knob from my stash.
They both looked perfect together after getting coated in silver as well.


I thought she looked absolutely stunning once she got all decked out.


And the stripe on the desktop looks just like a silky Tiffany ribbon running down.
Now if there were only a couple of Tiffany pieces of jewelry hiding inside...



The details on this piece are just exquisite.
I'm so in love with the detailing on the drawers...


And all down the sides...


And those legs just go on and on and on...


I'm quite in love with her...
but, alas, there is no room (or little girl) in our house...
so she can be found at the 'store' tab under my heading or on the Little Rock Craigslist.

Waiting for her perfect prince...
Oh wait. Getting fantasies mixed up :)
But any princess deserves a Tiffany Box, right?


One last before and after of the little doll...


What do you think?
Almost as pretty as a Tiffany Box?

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41 comments:

  1. Love it and pinning it! You did a wonderful job - you can never go wrong being inspired by Tiffany, in my opinion! Hugs and Happy 4th!!!

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  2. Gorgeous! I really love how her knobs are like jewels :)

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  3. Oh my GOODNESS...what a SPECTACULAR transformation!!

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  4. I love that! What a find. You made it look beautiful. :)

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  5. This is a lovely desk! The painting makes it look exquisite! Thanks for sharing (and I wish I was closer so it could be mine)! :)

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  6. Wow!!! This is an incredible make-over. I love the ribbon accent on the top. It keeps a formal piece from being too formal and stiff. THe fun of it is great!

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  7. Good source of inspiration. Nothing better than a Tiffany box and that blue. Looks awesome and what a steal of a deal.

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  8. Saw you at A Little Knick Knack's linky party.

    I love this desk, especially that blue Tiffany color. You nailed it!

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  9. I love your desk, and I adore that you are studying to be an OT. My son just loves his OT and I wish I would have gone into that instead of teaching...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  10. Beautiful, love the color and the "ribbon" stripe. The only thing that would make it better was if the drawers were filled with jewelry, like the little boxes are. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love this color and shape of the desk---nice job!

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight :)

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  12. I love all the creativity you put into this piece! Just lovely!

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  13. Oh my! It's just fabulous! I love the white accents you added...what a great touch! Great, great job! Thank you so much for linking up, Kelsey! You do beautiful work!

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  14. That is such a pretty piece. I love the blue. I'm a little bit intimidated to paint furniture, but I might have to do it soon.

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  15. That is amazing!!! Looks professional. Good work.=) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/

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  16. Gorgeous! LOVE that color!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  17. I love it and need it...check out my tiff color stuff if you'd like..

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life
    http://fancyfrugallife.blogspot.com/

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  18. Helloo Tiffany's!! I love those boxes and I love your piece:)

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  20. That is breathtakingly beautiful!! And I love the character the stripe of white down the middle gives it-perfection! Excited to be a new follower!
    Angela

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  21. This came out great!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!!! I would love if you would come by my blog today or tomorrow morning and link this up to my Delicately Constructed party!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh so pretty now! It turned out heavenly. Great job! I hope you will stop by and enter my summer giveaway.

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  23. Love the "racing stripe" across the top of the desk and love that you gave it the two-tone effect. It makes it much more interesting than all one color.

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors and am a new follower!

    Jenny

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  24. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I am such a HUGE fan of vintage items. As a matter of fact, I have a link party where I have crafters post their vintage items and recipes on there to share. I would love to see all of your projects there especially this one!!!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

    thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

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  25. Visiting from Dittle Dattle. I love your desk. The colors are perfect. Oh how we love Tiffany. I did not know Goodwill had a Clearance Center .

    Paula

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  26. What a cool color! I love the stripe down the middle. With your Tiffany reference, I immediately thought of crystal knobs...but I think you did the right thing keeping the silver ones on. Looks fab!

    Popping over from Dittle Dattle.

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  27. GORGEOUS, THE COLOR AND WHERE YOU GOT YOUR INSPIRATION. winks-jen

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  28. just beautiful!! that's the only way I can describe this!! great job!

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  29. This is gorgeous! I love that color! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-1.html

    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the Tiffany desk. Fabulous job!

    2027

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  31. Love this color! It came out amazing and I agree.. she's got some great curves! :) Found you through Craft-O-Maniac (and I'm a new follower) :)

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  32. This is so cool! I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  33. LOVE IT! So chic and beautiful! I am featuring you tomorrow on SJ!

    toodles~Halsey

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  34. Hey! Stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday and I hope to see you around tomorrow!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  35. This turned out amazing! The color is beautiful! And yes, it is as pretty as a Tiffany box! :) We just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to our first link party last week. We appreciate your support so much! We would love to have you stop by again this week and link up more of your great things at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    -The Six Sisters
    sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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