Monday, January 30, 2012

Everyone Should have a Secretary


First I want to start off by thanking everyone for their kind comments on my last project, and yes I  love the dresser in my bedroom and she fits right in.  Okay onto the secretary/ desk, what are they called anyway?  I picked this little gem up on craigslist for twenty bucks, I know, who would sell it for that?  The thing about the original owner is that she had this piece in her bedroom since she was a little girl and didn't have a place for it anymore, ohhh.  Oh well, I do! 


Most of the hardware was broken off and one of the hinges was broken too.  The hole drilled in the back was for electrical cords, I'm guessing.


So I took off the hardware and had to scrub her down pretty good.  The paint was bubbled in places so I had to sand and then prime her.
I decided to cover the hole up on the back with some old wall paper that I picked up at a second hand store for a dollar.  It's a huge roll and will last me forever.  I used modge podge to stick it to the back,  and it completely changed the look of the desk.  I then drilled a hole on the desk front for a hardware pull.  It looked kind of naked without it.


I really love the paris grey with the old white color scheme.  This is the first time I have used paris grey and like so many of you guys, it's my favorite AS color, anyway until I get another one.

      And there you have it, a fully clothed secretary.  I think everyone should have a secretary, don't you?

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16 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the wallpaper backing. The colors are perfect. ~ Jeanne

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  2. You sure got a deal! It looks great!

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  3. I hopped on over from Today's Creative Blog! What a fabulous find and that price is amazing! I love what you have done with it. It's beautiful!

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  4. Very cute!! I love the color of the drawers and the backing paper! It's perfect!! Thanks for linking up to t2t Tuesday at Sassy Sites!

    marni

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  5. it's gorgeous,love the colour. My mother had one of these when we lived in England and it was called a writing bureau.
    x jeanetteann

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  6. Grey and white is so pretty! You did a great job!

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  7. I have a black one that I can't figure out what to do with! This is great! Paris Gray has been a long time favorite and now Coco & French Linen have taken over! New follower!
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  8. ooh i especially love the wallpaper in the back!

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  9. Great job on the secretary, great colors

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  10. looks great! i LOVE the two toned color combo!

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  12. I love your secretary. :) The color is perfect and the wallpaper is fabulous!
    gail

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  13. Looks great! Now, if she could only type!

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  15. I just inherited a secretary like this from my Mom's estate --no one else wanted it as it is pretty beat up, but i loved the shape of it. Seeing the miracles you perform on old furniture has cheered me that perhaps I will be able to rescue this piece! Thank you so much for all your tutorials! I became a new follower of your blog!

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