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Found on Craig's List...Antique Desk

 
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Sooooo...I am still consumed with designing my new home office. My first step was to come up with a color scheme...white, grey and pink...check! This weekend I was on a mission to find a desk. I wanted something antique and super feminine. Something with a lot of character that I could paint bright white. It needed to be on the smaller side since this is going to be my office / guest bedroom. Here is what I had in mind...

....but...I wanted it to be slighting more feminine with a bit more storage.

While perusing Craig's List for the perfect piece, I found this great little antique makeup vanity. The size was right and the shape was feminine and unique. I immediately called the owner and picked it up today for only $200!

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Now I know what you're thinking...it SO low to the ground! But I have a solution for that....I plan to remove the casters and add about 8" to the legs to bring it up to a standard height of 30".

As it turns out, this piece was made in 1930 by a furniture manufacturer right here in Dallas....only a few streets away for our house!

Don't you love all of the detail?

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The best part is that for an additional $200 I came home with  matching dresser which I am going to use as a nightstand next to the bed.

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More feminine detail...

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This office is going to be quite the project....I can picture exactly what I want, but making it all come together will probably take several weeks as I am having custom drapes and pillows made, etc. Either way, I plan to keep you updated on the progress!