Thursday, July 08, 2010

Aubrey's Recital

Aubrey took tap and ballet this last year. Loved it and hated it depending on the day, what the other kids said to her and how often she was corrected by Miss Nancy. It was a good experience for her, but I do not think we will be doing it again.

Photo of new house

I have been cutting roses twice a week since we moved in.

And here is a photo if the new house.

New Life for an Old Desk

I inherited my Mom's antique sewing desk. It is built to hold the machine in the whole so the material can be level with the desk when one works. I liked this desk mostly because it was hers. My husband was frustrated with moving it yet again knowing that I rarely sew.

As you can tell it needed work. So I decided to attempt my first furniture redo.

I emptied it and found this cute pattern stuck behind a drawer.

It was my mom's. I love that there is a story to tell there. I also found a scrap of paper in the desk with her signature on it that I will be putting back into it.

Isn't it pretty now.
I sanded, primed and painted twice. I intended to get new handles for it, because after I polished the originals they came out such a shiny brass which I really did not like. Apparently the size of these handles is very rare, none of the local stores carried them and the ones I could find online were ridiculously priced, so I got satin nickel spray paint and went to work. I like them quite well.