Monday, March 2, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday



This is my first time participating in this wonderful event so I'm very excited. Probably don't even have to mention but I will anyway that it's hosted by our most talented blogger, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. I love seeing all of the before and afters, but today on my blog you'll have to settle for just the before!

Here's why. This year marks the big 40 for me and to mark the occasion my wonderful husband will be having this very old, very in need of some work, desk refinished for me. An old friend of the family refinishes furniture and will be undertaking this task for us. I can't wait to see the finished product, but in the meantime will have to settle for accessorizing it in my head and finding just the right spot for it in my living room.


This very special piece of furniture belonged to my Great-Grandmother's brother. Don't you just love things that go back generations in your very own family?? You can't buy THAT on Ebay! LOL!!

Of course I will post the finished product when it's done, but hopefully that won't be too soon, because that will mean I turned 40 ;(

17 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Wow, that looks in good shape as it is, but I look forward to seeing the new and improved version!

Don't worry, 40 isn't bad. I'll be 42 in July. I look younger now than I did in my 30's.

Have fun!
Beth

Stacey said...

It's so pretty already! I can't wait to see it when you have it refinished.

Don't worry about 40. No biggy!

tardevil said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. I have to admit, I actually wondered about what other shoppers in the store thought of me taking photos everywhere. The owner gave me permission, but she was a ways away from where I was snapping. Can't wait to see what you desk looks like finished. Come by anytime!

Tracy said...

Oooh, a project! That is a really unique looking piece, I can't wait to see it finished. And no worries, 40 is just a number.

Amber B. said...

Hey! Thanks for coming by my blog so that I could "meet" you! I love that your occupation is "domestic queen." haha! Me, too. ;-)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, I can't believe you already received the frame, that was fast! I'm glad you like it! Can't wait to see it in your kitchen.

The old desk is going to be really pretty refinished. I have an old secretary in the piano room that needs some help! It actually has pieces chipping off that I glued back on.LOL! Maybe I'll have it redone someday. Talk to you soon, Kristen

Jill said...

Oh that desk is a beauty. Gorgeous, now you need to get some scented ink and pretty stationery, sit yourself down with a cup of tea and write letters. I can't imagine how it will look all refinished ~ it's sooo pretty now!
~Jill

Cass said...

That desk is a beauty, and no, you cannot buy the family attachment and meaning on Ebay! It will look specatular when done, and you will BE spectacular at 40, and beyond!

The best is still to come.
Cass

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh I can't wait to see how this desk turns out! How precious that it is an heirloom- all my old things were bought as my mom didn't want to keep those old things around!!!

40 is a great time of life!! It really is and has been for me- a whole new season of discovering more about me and who God made me to be!! Don't listen to all the gloom and doom- you're just a babe in eternitys eyes!!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is such a beautiful piece of furniture, and it's even more special because it's a family piece. Oh, I wish I was turning 40! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kim,
The desk is going to be so beautiful.
It already is!

Have a wonderful day! ~Melissa :)

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Kim!
That vintage desk of your Grandmother is a wonderful piece. It has great lines and lots of style. I can't wait to see it refinished! Thanks for stopping by Carolina Panache. About the Home Interiors catalog. I will be happy to mail you out a copy right away. If you find anything in the book you like (and I think you will :-) smile) then you can order through my website. E-mail me your info and address and I will mail it out today. Hope you are staying warm up there in Jersey! NC got a blast of icy cold air and snow Sunday and Monday. No school for the kids yesterday and a 2-hour delay today. They are happy! See ya soon!
Warmly,
Alisa

lvroftiques said...

Hi Kim! *waves* Thanks for stopping by my boutique! That's one sweet little secretary! And you're right , it's so much better when it has family history. I can't wait to see what you do with it! Will you refinish or paint? And I'm lovin' that old box you have on top of it too! I have a thing for old boxes *winks* Vanna

Carolyn said...

Hi Kim,
It is so nice to have such a nice family heirloom.It will look so pretty all refinished.
Thank you for stopping by earlier and leaving a nice comment.
Take care,
Carolyn

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Hey...can't wait to see it refinished! It is a beautiful furniture piece. I love family heirlooms...they are more meaningful aren't they! Also...remember 40 is the new 30! Oh that makes me feel good too! It means I am your age!! Yay!!! Hugs!!

Nancy said...

Hi Kim, It is gorgeous now...I can't wait to see it finished! Girl, I hit 40 on Jan. 2...Oh, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...but it wasn't that great either...lol ;) Blessings, Nancy

robinrane said...

Can't wait to see what you cook up!
I'm 47 and never better!!!
Happy Day
Robin Rane'
All Things Heart and Home