Monday, June 9, 2014

Chippy Black Desk

I was out shopping a couple weeks ago with some friends. We stopped in at a new antique/vintage store that opened up recently and I spotted an amazing chippy black desk. The tag said it was from the 1920's which made it even more appealing to me for some reason. The price was great and I just had to have it! It had a nice industrial vibe and I thought it would look so great in my booth, so I bought it! 

On Saturday, I had fun working on a styling plan for my booth display. This is what I came up with!! 

 It's all so quirky and fun! 

And just check out all that chippiness!! Who can resist a good chippy piece of furniture like this?!?


I spotted this bust of Wagner at a thrift store recently and brought him home and painted him white. I have no idea if he will even sell, but he was just too cool to pass up! 


The hands are another thrift store find. They are salt and pepper shakers that I also painted white. 

I love that I didn't have to do a thing to the desk and the chippy look was authentic and time worn! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. I love it Melissa! I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either. Love how you decorated it for your space.

    1. Thank you Alice!!! Being from the 1920's, I'm so curious about its history!

  2. That is a gorgeous table and I love how you styled it too. I love your style. It is a perfect mix of industrial and shabby.

  3. What a great find! I love this cute little table!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  4. The desk is great and your display is lovely. It'll look great in your booth!
    xo jonni xo

  5. Great find! I love how you arranged the display. Visiting from the Trash to Treasures link party...

  6. Chippy Love with that awesome table. Just great and I love the vignette you made on top of it. Totally awesome.

  7. Great styling on this shabby desk!

  8. Great little piece, I really like it! Blessings, Cindy

  9. What a great desk! Love the styling.

  10. Love it Melissa! It is truly beautiful! Thanx for always coming to the party. Would you please add the party to the actual post please?

  11. Gorgeous! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Such a gorgeous little table...and the styling on top is perfect! I love that photo of the hats and those candle sticks!


  13. LOVE the little chippy table & your styling is always perfect!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  14. Melissa, what a great patina and very appealing styling.


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