Antique Secretary Desk Transformation: Inspiring Ingrid

     I picked up a sweet antique secretary desk about 3 months ago … I saw the potential immediately.  I apologize for no before pic…I had one, but it seems to not want to load tonight for some strange reason.  Picture a cute, but drab antique desk in need of some sprucing up.
I decided to go neutral and painted her in Annie Sloan’s Old White chalk paint.  I also paired up a cute chair and painted it with the same paint.  My vision was a sweet and feminine desk with much character…and she is sweet and beautiful! 
I think you’ll like her…

She is a gem, isn’t she?
I’ve affectionately named her Inspiring Ingrid. 
I posted her for sale at the Blessed Nest tonight and within minutes, she had drummed up quite a bit of interest.
I confess I am
second-guessing this choice!
I just love her.
How could I not?
Linking To:

It's OVerflowing

I Heart Nap Time

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog

The Girl Creative


Keeping It Simple

A Diamond in the Stuff

A Diamond in the Stuff

Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy

How to Nest for Less
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  1. what a great piece!! Love it Stacey!

  2. that is so adorable! i love the splash of color in the fabric!

  3. that is so adorable! i love the splash of color in the fabric!

  4. Wow I love it. I’m all about white desks. I have a small obsession with them.

  5. Love, love,love it!

    @ Creatively Living

  6. So very cute and I love the fabric you chose for the seat cover! A fabulous find! :)

  7. Wow ! The desk looks fab… Love your choice of fabric for the chair… !! Also, the box of hydrangeas look lovely !! !

    Had a look at your creations page.. You are soo talented…!!

  8. What a beautiful little desk! I love everything about it, and love the pink “M” since my name starts with an M (Maria)! I love that chair too, so pretty! You have a lovely blog! I’m your newest follower! :o) Have a great Palm Sunday!

  9. Beautiful little desk and I love the fabric on the seat.

  10. She is a gem. I love the contrast with the color on the chair. I would be second guessing too!

  11. Adorable…and I LOVE the chair fabric! Pink and green ALWAYS look great together!

  12. So sweet! Love everything you put together – gorgeous!!

  13. She’s gorgeous Stacey!! The soft cream suits her well! Love the fabric you covered the seat with too!

  14. This is such a beautiful project. I absolutely adore that fabric too. Megan

  15. What a great re-do! My favorite part has to be the hardware you chose – just an excellent accent, the perfect little detail!
    Found you on Serendipity and Spice – would love to have you over for a visit…
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  16. The paint job looks super!

  17. Cute project! I love your fabric. Visiting from Vintage Gwen :)

  18. Hey! I just became your 500th follower :) Congratulations!!

  19. So sweet and I love the fabric.

  20. So sweet and I love the fabric.

  21. Very pretty! It’s so Lily Pullitzer!

  22. BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the big M. ;) Seriously though, the fabric for the chair is just perfect! You’re being featured- the post should be up soon. :)

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