Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover - The Formal Desk Edition

I purchased this cute little formal desk at "THE SALE!!!" back in July. I was saving it for the right project. Well...I found it! Every month I attend the Kane County Flea Market and I have a few regular vendors that I love to stop and shop.  One of my favorites is the Print Lady. I love her dollar table and I always walk away with something. This time I ended up with journal pages and an envelope from the late 1800's. I then got the vision for my new project!
Here it is:
I used Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Clear Wax. Then I adhered the journal pages and envelope using Mod Podge.
I had to trim the bottom of the journal paper so I burnt the edges of the newly cut paper to give it the aged look.

An envelope stamped 1883.

It is now at it's new space at Carter's Cottage. The wreath is also mine but the chair is not. I LOVE that green though!!!


  1. It looks great. I love the paper under glass. Nice touch.

  2. Awesome! I love it! cute green chair, too! :)

  3. Sandi @ Making It Homey said...I really love how it turned out, great distressing job.

  4. I love your work with Annie Sloan! I would love for you to come and check my site out!

  5. oh wow i love that! it was the perfect project for bookpages- so sweet and cute!

  6. love it! I especially love the modge podge journal pages and envelopes. That would be a great way to keep an old love letter or document.

    Becoming a follower to keep up on all your other great projects.

    If you get a chance sometime, you'll have to stop by my blog.


    ps. saw you on the inspired collection linky party

  7. Cute desk! Maybe someone will buy the desk and chair to go together because they look cute together! I am linking from Mod Vintage Life.

  8. Sweet desk and lovely idea to use vintage papers under glass/mat.