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Secretary Desk Make Over by House of V

With the holidays upon us, we are taking some time to reflect back on this past year and how much fun we had with this little hobby of ours called Summer Moon Mercantile.  Finding unique, one of a kind pieces is a real passion and when a piece that we rescued or repurposed finds its way into the hands of a new owner who tells us “this is just what I was looking for” or “this has to be mine”, it makes us so truly happy!

One of those people is our friend Bindu at House of V Decor, who has a real flare for making all things beautiful!

She has shopped several of our sales and was kind enough to feature many of our pieces prominently in her gorgeous home and on her blog!

The first item she picked up from us was the antique secretary desk (shown above).  It had actually been a family piece for a very long time, was missing a knob and really needed some TLC to bring it back to life.  It was on our own “project” list to get to, but Bindu found it tucked away in the barn and fell in love with it.  We were more than happy to let her take it home. 

When she so kindly shared the finished result, it literally brought tears of happiness to our eyes! What a stunning makeover.  Click here to visit her website to see the full story on this transformation, as well as the before and after pics.

The next sale found Bindu with her eye on this hunter green potting bench.  We are always on the hunt to have unique options for our customers, and pieces like this are the perfect foundation to swap out seasonal looks all year long.

As you can see, she took this basic work bench and styled it beautifully for fall.

Potting Bench Styled by House of V
Potting Bench Styled by House of V

It is a great addition to her porch that she will be able to have fun with all year long!  Click on the image to see the rest of her lovely fall decor ideas.

At our last sale of the year, once again Bindu honed in on one of our personal favorite finds…an antique carpenters toolbox.  It has heavy duty wrought iron handles, cubby shelves inside and an amazing black paint patina.

Carpenters Toolbox Chest Styled by House of V
Carpenters Toolbox Chest Styled by House of V

Having seen some of the photos of Bindu’s interiors on her blog and Instagram page, I knew this piece would be a beautiful addition to her home.  For tons of festive inspiration, take a tour of her holiday home decor looks by clicking the image above.

Even with the cold weather upon us, we are still busy picking and finding new things for our wonderful customers.  Let us know if you are looking for anything specific and we will keep an eye out for you.  Or you can click here to see our current inventory and to find your own Summer Moon Mercantile treasure!

Happy Holidays Everyone!