Saturday, April 20, 2013

Meet Adelaide, the desk

Meet Adelaide, the desk.

She was a little on the drab side before we met.

But this little lady has deep ties to France.

Born in the United States, she has many first cousins heralding from the sweet town of Evreux, north west of Paris.  Although never visited, she is saving her pennies to visit one day.

She loves all things French:  eating croissants at the local cafe, proudly draping a Chanel bag over her shoulder, sharing bordeaux wine with friends, watching every movie starring Gerard Depardieu (before his escape to Russia, of course), and often enjoying a read from her vast collection of Victor Hugo novels.

This lovely came to me from a family member who thought I could brighten her up.  Adding my own recipe of chalk paint, I added detail to make it look like a vintage grain sack.  She is coated in polyacrylic to seal it all in.

Dimesions are 43 1/2" wide, 17 1/2" deep, 29 1/2" tall.

If you would like to add some worldly charm to your home, you can find her at Robin's Egg in Milford, NH.

Have a fabulous day,



  1. What a fantastic transformation!
    Love the grain sack - and the french wording ( and the number 7 )
    I'm sure this will sell quickly
    Have a great wknd,

  2. I absolutely love your redo on the desk. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  3. I love Adelaide! That stripe really makes it and I love the stenciled embellishments.

  4. I really love this look and am so inspired to try to do it. You did an amazing job!

  5. Debbie, love her! What a transformation. Love the color, the distressing and all the painted details. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  6. What what a transformation... a serious "Pretty Woman"! Great job,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  7. So pleased to meet Adelaide. She is a beauty!

  8. I am in love with Adelaide. I am going to hunt for a piece of furniture to recreate her.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Wow, you did a great job! I love anything grain sack ;) I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

  10. She is definitely wonderful now. I love the redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Love the grain sack feel to this! SO much more character you added here!

  12. wonderful transformation


  13. OMGosh--am loving the stripe and the graphics! Looks fabulous!
    Lisa @ {createinspire}

  14. i love that it looks like my fave style of towels

  15. Hi, I just saw this desk featured as part of the grain sack inspired link party at Party Junk hosted by Funky Junk Interiors. You did a great job making it over! Love the stripes and the knobs are adorable.