It’s so hard to believe that August has come and gone! But…I am excited for Fall and the cooler temps. Fall is my favorite time of the year down here in Georgia. Our summers are so terribly hot that most everyone I know looks forward to less humidity and lower temps. Sweater weather, wearing cute boots again and drinking hot chocolate or a cafe’ mocha sounds so good.
Change can be hard, but sometimes change is a welcomed…well, change! I love how our creator gave us four seasons and each one has something special about it. I have been slowly making changes in my home, moving more toward the farmhouse style, out with the old and in with the new.
Not everything I’m changing is actually new though as you have seen in my previous blog posts, like when I redid my formal dining room set from the outdated stained oak finish to the white chalk painted version, and once again I am chalk painting a piece of furniture that desperately needed help!
This project has needed to be done for many many years…as many as 40 or more! To say it was in bad shape is an understatement.
This is a small telephone desk. My grandmother gave me this desk and the chair that goes with it when I was still in my teens and I have taken it with me to every place I have lived! It has been in my basement(s), for SO long and I actually just kept forgetting about it.
I always thought it would have to be stripped and re-stained and it felt like it would be a lot of work, but with the genius invention of chalk paint, that needs no sanding or prep work of any kind, I decided it was the perfect thing to do to give new life to this adorable little desk and chair.
I used a new kind of chalk paint on this project. I found this paint at a local antique store and decided to give it a try. It is called Dixie Bell Chalk Paint. I love the way it covered the wood even more than Annie Sloan’s paint.
Isn’t it cute? I’m so excited to have it as part of my decor after all these years. It sits in the corner of my dining room along with the aforementioned dining room set, so it fits in well in this room.
I found this replica of an old phone that I thought would look perfect on the desk. I don’t remember my grandmother using this as a telephone desk, but I do remember it was in the den of her house in Kalamazoo. I am going to guess that it is at least 70 years old.
I’m so thankful to have this furniture as an heirloom that I can hand down to one of my grand kids someday. My grand parents had 20 grandchildren, so I am blessed to have been given something that belonged to them because I am sure most everyone else did not receive anything like this from them. I also have two children’s chairs, that I think went with a small table and a rocker that were given to my brother’s and I when we were small from our grandparent’s, probably for Christmas, but I don’t plan on painting them.
So, that’s it for today! Happy “almost” fall y’all…the air will be crisp and cool soon! I will be blogging on Fall decor next time….can’t wait!
There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven. Eccl. 3:1
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity (a sense of divine purpose) in the human heart (a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God) yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end. Eccl. 3:11 AMP.
God is in the business of making things new! He can change the heart of a man and take him from a life of death and sin and give him new life, eternal life because of the death and resurrection of His son Jesus. No one is like our God, our creator and He sees our beginning from our end and I can say I’m SO thankful that He showed me His love and grace and the end is gonna be good.