If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have picked up on the fact that I love desks. I didn’t realize it until my college roommate pointed it out about a year ago when I bought an antique desk at a yard sale for no reason other than I loved it. And it was $35. I’m a sucker for a good bargain, too.
I remember the day I bought it. We were on our way out of town to go to Bennington, Vermont, on a homeschool field trip. The yard sale was across the street so I ran over to look while dh packed the kids in the car. He came over for a minute, too, and while we both liked the desk, we didn’t buy it. Instead, we drove 5 minutes down the road to the library to return some books before leaving. While I waited for him to run the books into the library, I realized we should have bought the desk!! When he got back to the car, I told him to race back to the yard sale before it was too late.
Thankfully, it was still there. We bought it, stuck it right inside the front door of the house, and left for the field trip.
I tried to use it as my personal desk for a while, but I like to spread out and it isn’t a very large desk. Eventually, it came to rest at the top of the stairs. It seems the perfect spot for it. During the holidays, I love to create a little vignette on it. Most of the time, however, it remains plain with just a table runner.
It’s actually a writing desk and the top lifts up to reveal little cubbies…
And a panel pulls forward to give more surface area for writing…
I knew all about these cool features when I bought the desk. What I discovered after I returned home from my trip, however, is that the scallops actually pull forward to reveal a drawer!
This is not a DIY post. I have no intention of ever painting or even re-finishing this beautiful piece of furniture. I love it just the way it is!