Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Story of A Triangle Desk

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!!

 But, I didn't listen. 
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!

I didn't want to screw up the nice furniture, you know. 
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.



Kim K. said...

What a fabulous makeover. I especially love the color and those knobs are perfect. I'm sure Maddy loves using her new desk.

Shari said...

Love it, it looks awesome.

Laurie said...

I am amazed! I have the hardest time seeing the potential in old pieces of furniture... but you had a vision and it turned out beautifully!!

Jodee said...

Holy smokes! That turned out sooo cute! Love the color and new knobs too! It's the perfect addition to your guest bedroom!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love it!


PS. I had a white triangle desk that sat in the corner of my room facing two windows. I think I got it for the same reason as your sister!

Lisa said...

gorgeous!!! (and much better looking than before)!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love it all in black.