An A-Door-Able Desk & More!

October 28th, 2008 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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What a cozy spot to sit in your jammies and browse the internet!!
Heres a shot - spindle legs and all!!
Up close and way too cute!!  This is a great little architectural piece - not sure what it was in its former life - but it had a little ledge in it - maybe from a dresser or something to hold jewelry?? 
What a cozy spot to sit in your jammies and browse the internet!!

What a cozy spot to sit in your jammies and browse the internet!!

What a way to spend a day...our friend, Ellen, asked us to build a computer area (that didn't look like a computer area), and give her guest room a re-do (pictures in next post...).  The desktop is an old beadboard door (cut to size), which was mounted to the wall, with l-brackets, a large corbel, and wooden spindles for legs (we doubled them up for sturdiness).  We polyurethaned the top to keep the "chippiness" from wearing off.  

The top piece is the top of an old Hoosier cabinet (it has really cool compartments and cubbies inside to hide all the "computer" stuff - wish I would have taken a pic of that too!).  It was originally a very dark wood - so a few coats of white paint did its magic - and, of course, a little distressing with the handy dandy mouse sander!  So, we mounted it on the wall (it was so heavy - but "us" girls got-r-done!!), and placed corbels underneath for extra support and a bit of architectural fun. 

We also hung a piece under the cabinet - which was maybe a piece from an old dresser or something - it has a ledge in it, maybe for holding jewelry??

Shutters were put on either side for fun and to display photos, postcards, or whatever.

This "job" was too much fun!!

Pattern or design used: Kathy & Terri (and their trusted friend, client & assistant, Ellen!!)
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, white, bedroom, chic

Comments (10)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: So cozy, it makes me want to sit down and start writing in my junk journal - ideas, more ideas... I love it! ~Mary~ Posted: 12:38 pm on June 2nd
CottageElements writes: Simply said, beautiful.

Lani Posted: 9:15 am on November 3rd
csudderth writes: How about swinging by good old Oklahoma too!
Christy Posted: 12:32 pm on October 29th
shabbychick writes: Thanks ladies!! I'd want to be at my computer a little longer than normal too...and maybe bring along a snack, a book, pillow for a is looking way too comfy!!

I'm definitely ready for some travel time...maybe a winter tour??? :) And, Janis - would love to stop in Canada (have never been there...). I love shutters too - and need to hang one for myself - lots of possibilities for decoration (and, I guess, function too!).

LuAnn - And a stop in about after "the game"?? ;)


Posted: 9:14 am on October 29th
csudderth writes: WOW, WOW, WOW! Now I could spend some time working at this desk. I LOVE it. I WANT it.
Christy Posted: 9:25 pm on October 28th
LuAnn writes: OK Kathy this is just way to cool. On your way to the others you can stop at my house--in the process of redoing my spare room. I just may have to try something like this--the problem is I wouldn't want to come out!! Keep 'em coming

LuAnn Posted: 7:22 pm on October 28th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Kathy
Could you please do a stopover in good old Canada as well?? Wow!! I LOVE your style. Wow, wow, wow can you imagine all the cute vintage things you could hang off the shutters!! I am on my way upstairs right now to a storage closet to grab some my mom gave me and I didn't know what to do with.
xojanis Posted: 5:16 pm on October 28th
shabbychick writes: OK - taking appointments right now - but, there will be an expense account for travel... LOL (packing my bags now...and also hoping we can make some stops at a "few" antique shops or a fleamarket along the way...)

Thanks for your comments - Just loved being able to do this room - and, our friend is so happy with it - so, that made it a job well done. We were a great team!!


Posted: 4:30 pm on October 28th
suewhitney writes: I love the way you got 'er done! This is stunning, I too just love it. Congrats on a job well done.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:30 pm on October 28th
MimiToria writes: Wow! Wow! Wow! Can you come over and repeat this at my house?
You have a great one-of-a-kind creation for your friends house. My husband would find me at the computer even more if my area looked like this.
Excellent, beautiful and gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I just love it!
Gretchen Posted: 12:35 pm on October 28th
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