Monday, March 18, 2013

Black And White Secretary Redone

Yeah! I'm finally sharing a finished piece of furniture! 

I really like how this piece turned out even though I couldn't do what I originally planned.  Here is the finished secretary.

It looks good next to my refinished antique chair I decided to keep don't you think?  Now here is the before.

As you can see it was in very rough condition. I had already filled in around the loose veneer with wood filler in this picture.  The back of it was shot and had to be replaced. The hinge on the desk was broke, and a knob was missing.

My intention was to stain the drawer fronts and paint the rest but after stripping it I was not pleased with how the wood-grain looked. It was just plain. Not pretty at all.

I applied a wood applique to the front then primed it and painted it with Annie Sloan's Pure White and a latex black paint. 

Since it is a desk I went with these alphabet knobs I picked up at Michael's.  Once it was painted I waxed the entire piece with Annie Sloan's clear, soft wax and slightly distressed it. No antiquing as I wanted it to have a clean, fresh look.

The inside is black and I painted the little drawers white and their knobs black.  I also installed two, new hinges for strength. I then waxed and distressed to give it a used look it was just too new looking.

I've finally started putting out my Spring and Easter decor.
I'm not one to do a lot of decorating during the holidays, just little vignettes here and there.

Okay, back to the secretary. I stenciled a design on the sides of the drawers for a nice surprise and painted the inside of the them black.

I love this shelf paper I found at the dollar store. 

My Mother embroidered the honey bee teapot picture. Her needlework was always so beautiful. Sweet memories.

I just love my little miniature crown purchased from Rosemary at Villabarnes.  Isn't it so adorable and pretty! She makes them from left over metal pieces she finds at flea markets and various sales. A very talented lady.

I hope you enjoyed this makeover and it inspired you in some way to get out and take something old and make it like new again. 

Also, don't forget to hop over to Transformed Tuesday and link up your latest project! Don't miss out on all the fun.

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful week.



Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks good, Peggy. I love your attention to detail on the drawer sides, and interior.

Maureen Wyatt said...

So many wonderful surprises to be found on the lovely desk! You did a terrific job on bringing her back to beautiful and it's perfect with the refurbished chair.

Peggy said...

Peggy - great job - love the stencil detail and the liner - it's those touches that make it extra-special!
Peggy @ The Painted Pear

Unknown said...

Beautiful job Peggy - love love love the interior - gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty! Love the black and white... so chic!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Peggy, another beautiful party! Thanks for hosting!
Have a blessed day.

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Sooner Laura said...

You can just never go wrong with black and white. I love the chair, the desk and the paper inside the drawers.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Oh Peggy, your secretary turned out beautiful! I love the way you left some wood showing. just gorgeous!

Have a beautiful day,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Peggy this is gorgeous. The black accents are perfect! Love it.

Taylor @ said...

Beautiful! Love the contrast!

Unknown said...

Cute, love the chair next to it too.!

Biljana said...

So chic and beautiful, I love it!
Hugs, Biljana

Stampin' VMG206 said...

Amaz! Love it! I love all the little scrolly touches and the two tones ~ great job :)
I'm visiting you today at Southern Lovely's Linky. I hope you can visit my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206

Unknown said...

Peggy, your secretary turned out gorgeous!! Oh, I love all of the extra special touches. I am featuring tonight at Pick of the Bunch, if I can hurry up and finish the post!!! LOL Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

Hi, Peggy! Just checking to see if you got my email about hosting with us for the bloglovin' hop? The reason I'm asking....when I tried to reply to your comment on your feature, it said no reply "comment"! I have never seen that one before. LOL

Just wanted you to know I wanted to include you in the hop!! Let me know if you would like to join us this week. :)

Domesblissity said...

I've got something very similar Peggy but I'm keeping it in its natural timber state but yours is just gorgeous. (Wanna come and do mine? LOL) I started it a couple months ago and just never got back to it. You've inspired me. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. It was great to see you.

Anne xx

Sweet Woodruff said...

Oh my gosh, wow. This is awesome. I love the 2 paint colors. Love the black interior and I love all the details you added. Such a nice piece. I also LOVE the sampler above. You should do a post about it too. (Thanks for visiting my blog. ((hugs))

Unknown said...

Hey!Thank you so much for your original post! Its was so helpful and I love the way these turned out! Thanks again!
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