Thursday, September 5, 2013

Antique Secretary Transformation

Have you ever finished a painting project and thought "this may be my favorite so far". Well that's exactly how I felt when I finished this cute little antique oak secretary.  I went to an estate in Dallas last week and I found several treasures but my favorite find was this secretary. It was sitting in a corner unnoticed by most of the shoppers but I had an idea of what I could do to make it look - not so "plain Jane". It was a little pricey so I decided to take my chances and leave a bid (I've never won a bid on anything) but low and behold the guy called me back the next morning and said it was mine and when could I come and pick it up. I was so excited and rushed over the next morning to pick up my prize.  I got home late Saturday and couldn't wait to start painting so Sunday right after church I unloaded my car and began to paint. I knew exactly what colors I wanted to use - a mixture of CeCe Caldwell's Santa Fe Turquoise, Destin Gulf Green, and a touch of Pittsburgh Gray with a gray glaze. The inside was painted with Myrtle Beach Sands and the original knobs were given a face lift with antique gold Rub and Buff.  I must say it was the devil to paint inside all of those small cubbies but worth it in the end. I used a stencil from  on the desk top. My husband and I loaded it last night and took it to Junktique in Jasper where you can find plenty of great finds! I have been on over load this week and I have painted quite a few projects that I will share later with you.
Fresh will be open Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 9-5 so stop by and see what's new. We are also located in Junktique, The Consignors Mall in Livingston, and J&A Antiques in Hemphill.


  1. Thank you Coreen. You have some really pretty furniture redos on your blog site! I am adding you to my list to follow - thanks for stopping by.

  2. Thank you for the invite! I am headed over now to join in the fun. Thank you again,

  3. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Redouxinteriors!