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Saturday, June 7, 2008


The picture above is of 2 items I am using in my new craft room. The vintage desk was already painted in a shabby crisp white. Now behind this you can see a corner shelf that I have painting in heirloom white...a tad creamier in color. All my other pieces that I am doing for this room will be in the creamy heirloom white.

MY Question to you all...should I paint the white desk to match everything else? or do you think it will be fine white....I want to do it now, while I am doing everything else, cause once I set my room up, I may not have the opportunity to paint it.

Please fill out my Poll that I have done...I'd really appreciate the help! THANKS!!!

Below are some pieces that I have just finished today. The small bookcase below was snatched up at a garage sale for $3!!!

This is vintage 1960's buffet. I bought this many moons ago, from my mom. It was a beautiful walnut piece, but just does not fit anthing I have...I wanted to create a hutch with this adding an old bookcase, that fits just perfectly on top. I had my hubby add bun feet and took off tapered original feet. When this is set up in my room I will make sure you see it!
Top for the buftet piece I have above!
I still need another coat of paint to cover the pale mint green the insides used to be....but I am finally making so more progress in getting things ready for my new room...I am off to go put a light covering overing my primed areas on the wall so we can paint everything.



Miss Rhea said...

Well, I love things all different shades of white, BUT, since EVERYTHING is in the off white , I would go ahead and repaint the desk. Sorry !! You will be happier with it later. :) Looking great though !! You have gotten a lot done chickie !! :)

Katie said...

Lorena I agree with Rhea, to me the mixing of whites and creams can be a difficult mix. I think you will be happier if they are all the same white.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

I vote to paint the desk heirloom white. That is the color we use at FYNA as our white and it's a great white. Also, check my blog when you get a chance because I posted some pictures of the party and the garden. Thanks for coming to the party. We really enjoyed having you girls at the shop!

shirl said...

Hi Lorena, I think I agree with everyone else, I would paint it in the off white. Your room is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see it!
Blessings, Shirl

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I think the desk would be great either way, but I voted creamy white. Can't wait to see when everything is all done!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lorena! Oh, I can't wait to see your new room. So glad you are getting so much done! I love that tiered corner shelf. Granddaughter has one of those in her room here.

I voted for creamy white just for consistency.

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

rosechicfriends said...

Thanks everyone!

I am painting over it in Heirloom white. Hubby even thought it should be too! So thanks!

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Hun, Just like thee is only one type of Chocolate(DARK), One White! ~Heirloom BABY ~ Heirloom! LOL I really love all whites, but it is so much warmer!!!! GO For it! XO Diana Lyn

vickie said...

I agree with the other PRH ladies, off white. You have been one busy lady! It's going to look great.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi! I stopped in to view your porch party post! Your home is just beautiful and the Japanese Maple is amazing! ~Rhonda ;)

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Lorena, Yes I am behaving! So Boring! LOL Our Weather, well,,,lets see, I had to ring out the water from my shoes today! I peeked at my toes and I think I am growing webs! LOL Glad your warmer! Love thunderstorms! Talk to you soon, The girls are going to Nashville to a Honky tonk place to eat! Should thrill Victoria and her daughter Rachel! They are Havin a ball! Hugs~ Diana Lyn

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!
Whatever you chose for your desk will be perfect! I don't mind a mixing of whites, off-whites & beiges but it depends on the what shades of each you mix together. If it is pleasing to your eye it's ok. If you question it there may be a conflict. I just know your craft room is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see it done!
Hugs, Sherry