Thursday, February 9, 2012

Salvaged Wood Desk


Happy Thursday!  

My daughter, Halena, has been asking for a desk in her room for awhile now.  I knew that I could tuck a small desk in place of the bookcase we had next to her bed, but the problem was that I couldn't find anything in the size I needed at the flea market {I really wanted the desk to be vintage to compliment the existing furniture in her room}...


So, since I couldn't find what I was looking for, I asked my husband to build a desk to fit the space!


We modeled the desk after a very simple vintage farm table that I have, and used mostly salvaged wood.  

The top is planked, which I love...


I gave the whole thing a fresh coat of paint to unify all of the mismatched wood.  I thought about distressing it, but decided not to since I was going to pair it with the "chippy" window frame that I've had for awhile now...


I taped a few Vintage French Maps onto the window just to bring a little color into this corner of the room...I love the coloring of these old maps and think of them as artwork.




This room is at it's prettiest during the first few hours of the morning, when the sun is shining in full force...



The bed in here is painted in Valspar's Notre Dame color, and the new desk uses that same paint as the base color, but I mixed in some left over white and grey paint that I needed to use up.

Other grey colors I love to use by Valspar {from Lowe's} are:

Comet Dust

and

Granite Dust
 {this is the color I used on the garage doors in my studio, I just mixed a little white paint in with it to lighten it a bit}



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!!


Tracey


42 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Tracey,
Your daughter's room is so lovely and the addition of the desk has just made it even lovlier !! Your husband is very handy to have around !!!! haha
Thge old window is perfect and I love what you did with the maps. The colouring is perfect too. You are such an inspiration to me....I get so many wonderful ideas from you.
.....and, many, many thanks for your kind birthday wishes....you are a lovely blogging friend. Much love. XXXX

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The desk fits there perfectly, Tracey, and looks wonderful with the window about it! I almost thought you had cork in there until I scrolled down and saw the mention of the maps. Very pretty room, too.

Hampton said...

Wonderful images. Thank you for sharing so much inspiration.
kisses
Piola

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What a dreamy bedroom. Love how you and your husband created this treasure for your daughter to enjoy. My husband used to make some of our furniture. Those pieces he made are treasures that I love still to this day.

Have a great week.

Susan said...

What a cute desk - it perfectly fits the space. I bet your daughter loves it.

That window frame is lovely, and what a novel idea to add the vintage maps - beautiful!

Dizzy Lizzie said...

wow this is so beautiful. You are so talented, and more importantly, you use all of your talents. If there is a God, he will be pleased with you! :)

Linda said...

What a lovely room your daughter has to sit and create. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Wow, it's so beautiful! I love the whole room, but the desk looks perfect for the space.

I also love that window!!!

Kelly said...

Love, love, love how pretty these images are! I love those little numbered pots too. Cute! You'll have to check out my latest post. You are the guest of honor!

Debbie said...

Such a lovely room for your daughter, Tracey.
The desk, and all the little additions are perfect.
xxoo

Katey said...

The window is awesome! It looks like marbled glass from a distance. What a lovely piece to look at while dreaming at her new desk. Thanks for sharing. Katey

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow, what a beautiful room. Love the desk and everything else for that matter;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixnens

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So lovely and feminine! And how lucky you are to have a husband that is so handy...the desk is perfect in this charming space! Thanks for the tips on paint colors...have some projects of my own to work on! Take care, Laura :)

Candylei said...

Lovely! I could move right in and feel like a princess!! So soft and romantic!

summersoul said...

it is beautiful! My girls want a desk as well. Hopefully I can find one almost a pretty as yours.

MC

found and sewn said...

it looks really lovely!

Becky C said...

The desk is perfect! What a great addition to her room. I really love the maps added to the window, that is a great idea-the colors are gorgeous. Helena is such a blessed girl to have you for a mom :) I always enjoy seeing your creativity!

janzi said...

What a gorgeous room, I would have thought I'd died and gone to Heaven if I'd have had a room like that.. what a clever idea making the desk and how wonderful it all turned out... that room looks just perfect.. formidable as they say in france!!

Danette said...

Just PERFECT!

Svenja said...

this is so nice in every detail! very special and romantic!
xoxo svenja
http://traumzuhause.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

The desk is perfect!! Your daughters room is just beautiful! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
I love how her desk turned out! I actually just built a table/desk over the weekend for my living room space. I wanted something for in front of my fireplace and got the inspiration from you. In one of your photos, you had a cute table set up in front of your fireplace mantle and I just loved how it looked!
I'll post a photo of it today or tomorrow on my blog.
Hope you have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Both you and your husband did a wonderful job!

Laura said...

Adorable corner! The desk fits the space so well and I love the stained glass window above it.

Salma said...

your daughter's room is just perfect :) i love the old window with the maps in it, it's such a lovely idea!

have a wonderful day!
salma

Passionate for White said...

Your photographs are so beautiful in all their simplicity!

Leah C said...

A beautiful desk befitting a beautiful room! Love all your handiwork, Tracey...and your hubby does wonderful work too:)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

So pretty!! Love those little jars where on earth did you get those!? Do you think you will be getting any new jdl pillow covers in..or anything else I can;t live without!??! x0

Revi said...

It fits in beautifully! Nice job. :)
-Revi

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh Tracey! Her room is just divine! And that desk is perfect!!! Your hubby did a wonderful job!!! And I love that you added the vintage french maps as art to that window frame - such a nice touch and it is so beautiful!!! Wishing you a lovely weekend!


Hugs,
Jessie

A Cottage Muse said...

The desk looks simple and beautiful and I love the window idea above!

Cindy said...

That looks absolutely perfect in every way. I love the window with the maps, it's like it was made for that corner, and the little desk is totally charming! How cool that your husband could make that!

Cindy

Rusty Hinge said...

Tracey! I love it!! I can't get over how amazing your photos are! I aspire my blog to be like yours!!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

Jennelise said...

Beautiful! I love the little window behind it! Everything is simple but romantic :)
Jennelise

Heidi said...

Oh, what a beautiful blog I found here! Beautiful photos and an amazing home<3

Anne said...

FABULOUS!
Just found your lovely blog...and am your newest follower!
Best,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

sharon said...

lucky little girl! beautiful restful colours
Sharon

Adrienne said...

where is the bedding from?! Looking all over, but can't seem to find anything like this that DONT cost a fortune.

Susan said...

What a fabulous corner for your daughter, Tracey! And very ingenious that your husband built the desk to fit. I love the maps in the window.
Such a dreamy bed, too. I just made a similar round pillow for my Etsy store.
I always love your attention to details!
- Susan

Lili said...

I just love seeing all the pretty little details...like those flowers between the pages. Thanks for sharing those colors, I can just imagine how dreamy it is to enjoy the morning light in there! And that table your husband built is fantastic paired with the chippy window and those muted tones of the maps. xo ~Lili

Skye from Skye Loves... said...

You would never know that it wasn't vintage. Looks fabulous and fits in with the room perfectly.

ProjectHope7 said...

beautiful!!!!