Meadowcrest Cottage

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Chick Space

I will be linking up to Met Monday at Between Naps On The Porch .

The picture below is not my "Chick Space". It is my hubby's workshop. Look closely and you will see buried among the motorcycles and parts, a fantastic antique wicker desk. This desk belonged to my husband's maternal Grandfather. His Grandfather took this desk with him all over the world when he was in the US Army. It was made by the Yipsilanti Furniture Company in Michigan in the early 1900's. It is so well made. I convinced my husband that I could put it to better use so he let me have it to do what ever I wanted.



The top of the antique desk was very heavy and and had splits in the wood. I removed the top and took the desk to my husband's paint room and primed it with about 6 cans of spray primer.


Then I sprayed it with a white paint. Looking better already.


When that was done. I cut three pine boards to length, glued then together, routed the edges, and sanded till they were very smooth.

I then brushed on a stain with polyurethene.
Now I have a fantastic work table for what I call my "Chic Space".

This room is off my kitchen in my utility area on the 1st floor. It used to be my guest room. It has a bath attached. Since my three sons have moved out, I am able to have my guest rooms upstairs. This works out perfectly as the master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house on the first floor, making the guest rooms upstairs more private.
When I moved the guest room, I decided it would be perfect for my space. I installed beadboard all around to make it more cottagey.

I get to look out at my backyard that is full of different wildlife.

It is a "working room" that may look a little cluttered.


I took the closet doors off to make a desk space. I used the laminate counter top that was in my laundry room. It is great for painting and hot gluing, etc.
I am truly thankful for having this space. If I am in the middle of a project, I can just shut the door. If I am home, this is where you will find me.

Thank you for visiting!

8 comments:

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Oh how I would love a space like that!! Your wicker table is to die for, and I am so impressed with the carpentry work for the top!

Nichole@40daysof said...

I can't believe he had that in his garage! It looks great.


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Connie said...

You have a wonderful craft room. I love that it is so inviting. It makes me want to step right in and begin crafting. Love what you did to the wicker desk, it was screaming to be rescued I'm sure.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I am now off to explore the rest of your blog.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

your room is so beautiful...we all need a room like this...thanks for sharing with all of us!!!

linda said...

What an awesome wicker table and an awesome chick space! I'd say you are one lucky girl! I'd be hanging out there too if I had the chance!

I also see from your previous post that you are a lover of blue and white...me too! I have always said that pink is my favorite color but I sure have alot of blue in my home!

Have a great week!

this blessed nest said...

look at you!
what a great space. love what you did to the wicker table frame. so smart. your closet turned desk area is so neat and organized. beautiful!

hope you have a beautiful day!

Kathleen said...

That looks great! You did a fabulous job.
I love your room. I am very impressed!

Sandy said...

Hi, I came over from Brenda at Cozy Little Cottage...what a beautiful home you have! And I love what you did to this antique piece of furnitre!!!! It has a new life now. You have some really pretty views out your windows! Sandy