Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's gotten into me...

I'm nesting again...okay, don't get any thoughts...I'm not preggers, but I think my subconscious has kicked in and said, "Hey lady, your house needs some attention."
Our house has been on the market for several months (long story) so some of my projects have been on hold, but my subconscious hasn't really liked it. So a few weeks ago I decided this vanity (on the left) was no longer working for a computer desk and decided it needed a new home and an overhaul.
I tried to make it work in our bedroom, thinking on the occasions when I can actually take time to make myself presentable (this hardly ever happens, if I primp I risk leaving the house in the hands of a whirling dervish). After a long and intensive game of musical furniture I realized I'd have to knock out a wall to make the vanity fit in the bedroom.
So now it's in living room. I envision using it for sewing projects, if ever I learn to use my sewing machine. Also, it's been great for the lap top. While laxing on the couch is my usual repose with the laptop, sometimes sitting at a desk lends itself to productivity. (The center actually lifts up, making a perfect place for stowing the laptop too.)



I decoupaged the top of the piece with pages from an old music book. I use Mod Podge for my decoupage, but always do multiple layers of Minwax Poly over the top. I think it makes the finish more durable... Trust me, being in such close vicinity to the couch means there will always be an ice cold beverage perched on the corner of this little desk.


5 comments:

Yaya said...

Great job kiddo, these all look great, Ilove those little sconces! Way to go, keep it up the whole house will be whipped into shape in no time...

amanda said...

looks good sis! your sewing machine will get great light there!

Lisa said...

Verrry pretty!

LYLA - MOM BAKER said...

I'm thinking you would be good at sewing too! You are so creative.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Beautiful job! I am a huge fan of sheet music and using it in creative ways. It's also a nice way to disguise some bad veneer. Great work!