Happy Saturday guys!
I tell you what, I’ve got some insanely creative friends. Every single one of them. You’ve all met super-thrifting-genius Rosalie and now I will introduce you to Stephanie, another one of my creative ladies who has a beautiful home in Houston with her husband and two adorable daughters. Steph’s always had a great knack for decorating and I am thrilled that she wants to share of some of their awesome home projects with you guys on here. Her and her husband have transformed their home over the last few years and I can’t wait to share more of their projects with you, especially their kitchen reno coming soon!
Today, I am showing off their ingenius and beautiful update to a simple desk they had in their dining room. I’ll let Steph take it from here:
Our home is three bedrooms and with our first child, we lost our dedicated office. With our second child, we lost our guest room/office and therefore really needed an office space within the main living area…so, it needed to be pretty. We already had this old antique table in the dining room, but it wasn’t ideal to be used as a desk because it lacked storage.
My in-laws brought us a table leaf that they believed went to our 100 year old dining table, and although it didn’t fit, it was still beautiful old oak so we had the idea to build a hutch using our table and the leaf. While antiquing one weekend, we found these drawers that belonged to a sewing machine table and had a great idea to use them as part of the hutch.
To do this, we had to extend the back of the leaf by adding and staining a new piece of oak, build a back to tie everything together, and then build a shelf to add even more functionality to the work space.
We completed the shelf by adding decorative trim to mimic the little circle trim on the drawers and then supported it with wrought-iron brackets, adding to the antique feel.
We love how it turned out, and now have a space to pay the bills without taking away from the look of our dining room.
How creative, right?!? And isn’t their home beautiful?? That atrium gets me every.time. The hutch totally looks like it belonged on that desk all along and really completes the look of that space. Steph has such an amazing vision in using antique and handmade furniture in creative and fresh new ways. I absolutely can’t wait to show you what they’ve done with the kitchen!
Have a great weekend everyone!