Snooping around a local thrift store one day
–something– from the other end of the long isle I was perusing was suddenly COMMANDING my attention! I hustled down the long isle to find an INCREDIBLE OLD DESK!
-In incredibly bad condition, and,
with an equally incredible price tag!
Come on—how’d they come up with THAT PRICE for THAT CONDITION?
No kidding—it was ROUGH, but parts were so COOL
! Oh, God!—what to do. Well, 1st—quick, grab the tag so you don’t lose out while you try to decide!
With a lot of angst, I paid their astronomical price tag. But only because—I justified—it had enough “parts” to pilfer for multiple projects. So I bought it and took it apart—“limb-by-limb.” There were several great, bow-fronted drawers, but I really couldn’t wait to capture its best feature, 8 short, squatty, ball & claw feet!
The first “parts” from the former desk became the foundation of a simple, classic design–I named PHOEBE!
Literally—the cabinet started from the bottom up with two of the fabulous ball and claw feet and a section of the decoratively carved desk top.
I found the crown molding and appliques in a ReStore! (I try to shop these stores where ever I travel—you can find some amazing treasures among the many donations!)
This very girlie cabinet has scalloped shelves, and vintage cabbage rose wallpaper from the 1940’s found in a salvage store!
The whole piece is wrapped outside-in, with pale, muddied pink stripes.
*You wouldn’t believe the math it takes to create perfect stripes!
22″ wide x 47″ tall
**although she –SOLD– to a lovely woman in Chicago, another could be custom built for you!