July 27, 2012

Sea Captain's Writing Desk



ok not really a sea captain's but it looks like it could be. (right?)  I got this from my neighbor but sadly he let it sit out in several rain storms so it actually started looking like it was from the sea.  I of coarse had to rescue it from its weathered life giving it a new one at the same time preserving some of its character.

Before

The ugly green leather top was bubbled and pealing so I pulled it all off. 
(not an easy task)

After



I tried to use colors to bring out the ones in the old map I used to replace the old leather top.






 Yes I used and old Jane Eyre book, it was all I had and no it has nothing to do with the map of Italy hopefully none will notice. Im using my artistic license! 







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21 comments:

  1. Wow, I love that top Emily... very creative!

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  2. Adorable. My daughter would kill for this desk.

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  3. this desk is amazing! i would love to have this in my house!! great job : )

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  4. This was an EPIC project. WOW....a ton of work and sure looks amazing. I see a feature in your future for sure!

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  5. What a brilliant makeover - absolutely fantastic!

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  6. Love it, Love it Love it, I WANT it??? is it for sale? Where are you located? It is perfection!!!!

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  7. This is not only lovely, but romantic! I love it!

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  8. What a wonderful piece! Fantastic job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. Fantastic top with the maps and book pages ! You have a good taste. I am really enjoying your blog.

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  10. that is SO cool! the top is fantastic! beautiful work as always, emily!

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  11. Looks amazing! I'm a new follower. I'd love you to drop by my blog too. x J

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  12. This is a fabulous makeover! Italy, adore it and have had the pleasure of going there several times, including this Spring. I haven't even posted about it yet! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

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  13. That looks really super! I just picked up the same desk I think...stop by and see tonight's post to see what I mean! Leather panels and all! Great makeover! Would love for you to stop by and link this up to my linky party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  14. You did a great makeover....original,unique...and full of character kinda like an old sea captain....love and will subscribe because I think you will be a fun stop in my days...up cycling and redoing old so sad pieces....

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  15. So cool, and unique. Great idea with the maps, and leaving parts of the wood. Wonderful job!

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  16. Great job on the desk! I just decoupaged a vintage print onto a patio table and now I look at all cheap prints as clip art. lol ~ Maureen

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  17. What a fantastic way to finish off that top!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  18. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805! Thanks for being a great contributor!

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