And we're back...I've been working hard trying to catch up after a week off, so I have some fun pieces to share with you, first up, this secretary:
I saw this secretary at my favorite furniture store a while back and passed it up. But when I went back for more shopping later it was still there, and just called my name. So I brought it home. It was in rough shape as you can see. The middle drawer isn't missing (not sure why it's not in the pic), it just needed a new drawer bottom. The finish was old but neat - perhaps old milk paint.
Well, here it is now...
I've been really wanting to paint something navy blue. This was the perfect candidate. I think it gives it a regal feel.
I tipped the organizer edges in Rubb n' Buff Antique Gold, for just a bit of glam and to match these great brass knobs. I added burlap to the backing for some neutral texture.
Unlike most secretary desks I've seen, this one gives quite a bit of storage with three generous drawers. And one little tiny one - how cute is that one!
The front flap to the desk was missing, and I just thought it should stay that way to see the cool interior of the desk.
I distressed this one a little more than normal, I wanted the great texture to show through, yet at the same time the finish is smooth to the touch. You can tell this is an old desk, I just wanted it to still look that way.
Oh, and look at those wooden casters on those feet. Love those.