I’ve changed the title of this post several times already (“things I’ve had for a long time”, “pieces I’ll keep forever”, “stuff I’m still not sick of”, etc.) We’ve lived in three different houses since I started this blog seven years ago, and each one has felt very different. So, if there are pieces that survived (most of) our moves and are still on my love list, they probably deserve some kind of medal. My white parsons desk is the first recipient. :)
desk // wall color // lamp // nude sketch // leopard bench // bamboo shades
I originally bought this desk for my home office two houses ago. In the next house, it took a turn as our entryway console table (with two skirted ottomans underneath), and as a table in the girls’ room where it took a lot of abuse, thanks to pens and permanent markers.
I finally repainted the top with a white semi-gloss (applied with a roller) and it looks like new again.
In this house, it started out as my nightstand and has since moved to this wall, between our bedroom windows. I paired it with a framed Chinese silk painting that I bought at a consignment store. (You can find similar ones here.) I think the desk has found its new long-term home.
Mine came from Overstock, but I’ve also sourced a few other good options in different sizes and colors:
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Definitely a classic! I bought the under-$100 one for my daughter’s bedroom about a year ago and this spring noticed that the laminate on one of the legs had begun to come away from the side. I easily fixed it up with some wallpaper glue. My next go-round I’d buy the Overstock version, though. And I LOVE that Chinese silk painting and the frame it is in. :)
Frances Crocker says
I always enjoy seeing home office ideas and I really think this one would work for me! I also enjoy learning about timeless pieces. Thank you!
The only item I have that has survived every home is my gandfather’s sideboard. I’ve had it since I was 18 when he passed away. It’s been in every dining room I’ve ever had since my first apartment. I love it but the farmhouse style has always dictated how my dining rooms were decorated.
Is it a classic piece? Probably not.
I love how you’ve used your table over the years. Being able to make it work with any type of decor truely stamps it “Classic.”
Emily Clark says
But, it’s sweet. If I had a piece from my grandmother, I’d use it in every house, too.
The Mr. Clean-type “magic erasers” also work well on that type of furniture for a quick removal of pen marks, etc. Try the eraser first on the back or underside of your piece to make sure you don’t “erase” the finish.
Just ordered this because of you! :)