My little sister had the most adorable little triangle corner desk when she was growing up.
I think my parents bought it to encourage her to do her homework
as she was the most sociable in our family
and homework sometimes got pushed aside! ;)
|Cell phone photo - forgot to get a better "before"|
I'm guessing that they bought it sometime in the 1970's.
And guess what -- it worked -- she did her homework
and excelled in college and post-college studies.
Not only is she the sociable one, but also the really smart one!
Anywhooo -- this past summer it was time for the desk
(and it's sisters - a lovely dresser and chair) to find a new home.
Nobody seemed to want them, so I volunteered.
But, I didn't really like the wood finish.
I had some plans in my head for those Ethan Allen pieces of furniture.
Please don't tell my twin -- she said it was wrong, wrong, wrong
to even think about painting Ethan Allen furniture!!
Look how fabulous that little old triangle desk, chair and dresser look now.
No, I didn't paint them myself
(not one of those talented furniture painters),
so left that job to a professional!
But, I did pick out and put those new knobs
and drawer pulls on myself -- so adorable!!
And now, Miss Maddy has a lovely corner triangle desk,
sweet chair and bonus dresser and that most adorable furniture
from the 1970s has a new lease on life.