It feels like Friday rolls around faster and faster each week. I love Fridays. They're either my day off or the day before my next day off and I get to share one of my favourite things with all the lovely people who drop by my patch of the Blogworld. You can share one of your Favourite Things too. Just write a post about something you love and link up at the bottom of this post. Then I can come and have a nosy at your favourite thing for this week too!
Once upon a time in a land at the bottom of the earth where people love vegemite (if they're really Aussies ) and we all wear thongs on our feet because honestly the rest of the world, it was footwear LONG before it was something you wore to floss your bum crack , there lived a Queen who had visions of a lovely space in which to spend her time computering with her online friends and communing with google (is there anything google doesn't know?)
She knew exactly how she wanted it and it didn't look even remotely like this.
She searched and searched for the perfect desk , but all the ones she looked at were too big , or too small , or too expensive or too ugly and she wanted something cute that would fit with her idea of loveliness. The Queen had visions of this room being girly and cute and not neutral like the rest of her castle. So she searched and searched and looked and looked and eventually in the land of eBay she found a desk that was juuuuuuuuuuuust right ...
It needed a little work because it was 50 years old but it was solid oak and had huge possibilities. And it only cost 15 bucks. The price was right!
However the queen was busy with other things. Like kitchen and laundry renovations and the never ending stripping of a Blackwood chair. And so the desk sat ...outside ...lonely and neglected waiting for the Queen to work her magic. Meanwhile back at the ranch ...all was not idle on the computer room re-do.
A shelf unit was being installed to replace the manky MDF on besser block shelf ensemble ( so chic !) and the bricks behind it got painted so they matched the shelves.
The old meatsafe got stripped and painted ...and replaced the old dark wood shelf at the end of the hallway in the computer room . Now it shows off the Queen's Quilty Creations.
And eventually after much trial and tribulation , sanding and painting, varnishing and more stripping, more painting and glueing, some swearing and sighing the desk was finally ready to be royally unveiled.
Check out the cut glass handles...
There's the chair that got a re-spray late last year.
The Queen was overjoyed that another room in the castle could be deemed finished and she was in love with her new desk. And she beat the end of February deadline on this room reveal. It is indeed one of her Favourite Things, and you're darn tooting she's showing it off.
Now it's your turn to show off one of your Favourites!