Little Desk Makeover

It’s hot and dry and leaves are beginning to fall around here, especially from my big old maple tree I like to paint under to shield me from the intense sun!  Didn’t stop these little projects from happening today though!

Bought this little desk last weekend at a local estate sale and I was ready to tackle the loose veneer and unattached rail today with the hubs’ help!

Before:

Forgot a before picture, did have this one though

Forgot a before picture, did have this one though

After veneer removal and gluing and a bit of sanding before painting:

Veneer removed from top and drawer since it was dry and loose

Veneer removed from top and drawer since it was dry and loose

Ta-da:

Painted my favorite  off-white and distressed a bit

Painted my favorite off-white and distressed a bit

Also worked on the two faux rust projects you can see while waiting for paint to dry on the desk.  I think I am ready for summer to end and fall to begin!  How about you?

South End Antique Mall

I love being back at South End!  The time that I used to devote to Serendipity I can now split between several things-including my grandbabies!  (They are not so little anymore so I am happy to spend more time with them!)   I don’t regret the time I spent at the shop but I am glad it is more my own now.  Saying that, I really miss our customers and our vendors!!

It is fun to work in a mall or a shop and I have been doing that regularly lately-yesterday we spent a big chunk of it changing the entry from summer to farm on our way to fall I believe.  Here are some iPhone pictures to show you what Connie and I were up to between customers and vendors.

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LOVE this old hoosier type cabinet!

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Too late I realized I left without a picture of the fabulous graphics on the other side! Rescued from a burn pile!!

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That wheelbarrow……. (the cord is tucked away now too)

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Another wonderful old kitchen center!

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Great farm table and chicken stuff!

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