Antique Writing Desks

Collection by Jo Ellen Castillo

Jo Ellen Castillo
Wax paper wood transfer. YES!  Print on wax paper and then transfer it directly to wood. Who knew?!

Transfer Images using Wax Paper- GREAT WAX PAPER TRANSFER

Find an easy step-by-step tutorial to transfer images using wax paper! This wax paper transfer tutorial is great for saving some money on costly transfer paper!

think I'm gonna do the desk in Cassie's room like this but with white instead of blue- really like the dark wood stain on top.

Chippy Aqua Vanity

I saw this vanity set on CL, and it reminded me of pieces done by one of my absolute favorites, European Paint Finishes. They are my furniture idols! :) I had been trying to figure out how to get a really sweet chippy look, and wasn't having much luck until Sausha, over at Show and Tell wrote a post about distressing with vaseline. Let me tell you, it works awesome!!! I won't go into detail about how I did it because it's all there in Sausha's post, but after working for hours trying to make…



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superbe ancienne lampe industrielle Gras n°201 abat jour dessinateur

all the wonderful places to store little goodies for any craft.  Love this...color -  everything!!!

London's Antiques and Textiles Fair

A few weeks ago I learned about London's Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair from Karin at La Pouyette. Fortunately, the event coincided with my trip to England last week and Karin emailed me an invitation. The show is known to be an excellent resource of painted Swedish and Gustavian furniture. Held in Battersea Park, the location is easy to access as shuttle service is provided from Sloane Square. Following are a few favorite sightings. This Swedish blue painted Bureau Bookcase, circa…

A secretary in the master bedroom. Design: Charles O. Schwarz III

A Cozy, Charming House

An upstate N.Y house with a Scandinavian influence.

Fritz and Goeldel Mechanical Table, c. 1894

Original Fritz and Goeldel Mechanical Table with all the Frills

This is just the way I like to find these rare pieces with all the frills. The 42 by 32 inch plank wood top has the original waxed finish and a beautiful aged and well worn patina. The base, legs a…

Shabby Chic Office Decor'..sharing inspiration at H2O Organize



gustav stickley...arts and crafts furniture

ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID SILVER & GLASS INKWELL c. 1890 -- A gorgeous French Antique Solid Silver Mounted Inkwell with beautiful swirled glass in delicate greens and browns designed to simulate agate. The Silver receiver stand features four chased swans on various poses.The Inkwell has a Silver Hinged Lid and mounted neck. The Inkstand has a removable glass well.

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Well priced unique & timeless Antique & Reproduction Silver for wedding & christening gifts, homeware, barware and interior design.

Refinished roll top desk by BizProductions on Etsy

Refinished roll top desk

SOLD!! This is just an example of my work. This adorable roll top desk had been completely refinished. I have stained the top and painted the rest of the desk a sage green. It is a smaller desk that is perfect for small areas. The top comes off easily for easy moving.

Love this simple Christmas wreath displayed on old barn wood

A Dozen Favorite Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas!

Have you taken the Holiday House Walk? Jen Rizzo gathered 33 creative gals (including me!) and we open up our homes for a little yuletide cheer. Here are some of my favorite creative Christmas