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. I love what you did with the desk. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at
    We can't wait to see you!

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

  4. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Redouxinteriors!