Monthly Archives: December 2015

Black “Lacquer” Secretary Desk

December 18, 2015

Black “Lacquer” Secretary Desk

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I spotted this desk at a local auction, and knew it would be the perfect fit for a small wall nook in my office. I loved the glass doors on the top that allow for showcasing pretty things, but the drawers on the bottom were perfect for use as storage for guests since the room doubles as a bedroom. It looked to be in very bad shape cosmetically, but it was structurally sound, so I bid low and got it for $25!

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Gilded Mantel

Gilded Mantel

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While for some a holiday mantel is important in terms of hanging a stocking, for me, my excitement at having my first home with a fireplace mantel since childhood means endless decorating possibilities. First, the mantel itself is a piece I am in awe of. When we moved into our house, I knew that the mantel wasn’t original, so it had to go.

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