Good Lord, it's nearly been a year since my last blog post. Not sure what happened there 😳 So it would appear (I'm not sure if you have noticed) but over on my Facebook page it seems 2018 is the year of the desk. Pretty certain that's a Chinese year right?
So since January I have had 9 desks ordered to be commissioned. Mostly in Annie Sloan "Aubusson Blue" but there are other colours gleaming through the blue which is great as all my paint brushes are getting stained blue as I have used it sooooo much.
A pedestal desk is usually a large free-standing desk made of a simple rectangular working surface resting on two pedestals or small cabinets of stacked drawers of one or two sizes, with plinths around the bases. Often, there is also a central large drawer above the legs and knees of the user. Sometimes, especially in the 19th century and modern examples, a "modesty panel" is placed in front, between the pedestals, to hide the legs and knees of the user from anyone else sitting or standing in front. From the mid-18th century onwards, the pedestal desk has often had a top that is inlaid with a large panel of leather (sometimes with a gold- or blind-stamped border) or baize for a writing surface, within a cross-banded border.The pedestal desk is also one of the two principal forms of the big campaign desk, used by the military in the past. It can then be considered a portable desk in a limited way since the writing surface could be easily separated from the pedestals, to facilitate transport 👈🏽 Lucky for my couriers!
So what do I with these desks? Watch this short video to find out ☺️
So there you have it, desks or any type even ones with leather tops can be completely transformed and look completely bespoke to your requirements. Check out my Etsy page (shop section) if you wish to order one.