What's It Wednesday # 118
This antique lawyer's desk was love at first sight. My first intentions were to place it in one of the children's bedrooms. Then I could not decide whose room to put it in... My son's or my daughter's? Then the dilemma got worse. They both have work spaces in their rooms already...now what?
It found a home of it's own serendipitously. Since I still did not know where to put it when we moved into the new house, the movers placed the desk in the niche in the upstairs balcony in order to give me time to figure out where to place it. I placed some items on top and it has been there ever since.
Everything must have a function. No one gets to sit idle in my house. As handsome as he is, he can't just sit there collecting dust. This mahogany gentleman is in great shape and comes with a myriad of drawers and compartments. That's what I fell in love with. So he is now the designated keeper of all of the children's school supplies. The top is the perfect place for pencils and pens.
I told the antique dealer that I wanted to use it for one or both of the children and she gave me a discount, thank goodness, because she adores the kids. The small drawers are the perfect place for sticky notes, stickers, glue sticks, rubber bands, thumb tacks, and erasers. I am always looking for storage and organization solutions, so this was the perfect fit.
There are four drawers on each side of the desk which are the perfect sizes for coloring and work books, extra paper, journals, markers, crayon boxes, folders, notebooks, etc. On the top I placed my uncle's radio from the 60's that he use to listen to in his pharmacy before he passed away. In the middle is a Victorian inkwell that I plan on burning small incense. The antique looking camera on the right is actually a pencil sharpening I ordered on line about a month ago.
With all these school supplies, perhaps one of my little one's will make it into Law School some day.
Do you have a favorite piece that you found a new function for?
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