Cute Child’s Secretary
I don’t often make special trips to Goodwill… I just don’t seem to have the “luck” that some of you have and more often than not I leave empty handed… but if I’m near one I always check it out! So I was very happy that this time I spotted this super cute secretary & chair!
The secretary had nice legs and was a great size (and that’s about it)! The chair was just plain gross, but sturdy, so that was helpful. I had to fill some cracks, fix the hinge and lever on the fold down top and of course sand and paint them both. I couldn’t help but think that this would be a perfect piece for a little girl…being partial to girls since I have three of my own it’s easy to go there! So I picked up some pretty small print damask fabric that has grey, pink and cream tones as well as a coordinating striped fabric for the chair. After the repairs, a good sanding and cleaning I painted both pieces in a white / off white paint I had on hand. I then decoupaged the damask fabric to the inside of the desk, the “little” drawer and the “big” drawer. I also replaced the original knobs with some cute light pink glass ones that I picked up from Anthropologie. I replaced the seat foam and fabric on the chair because what was there was very thin and not comfortable at all!
Well here she is….
I think she turned out super cute!
I coated the desk & drawer fabric with a few coats of Mod Podge for protection and then lightly sanded it down with 250 grit sandpaper to remove the roughness that the Mod Podge left….it came out feeling silky smooth!
Can you imagine how cute this would be in a little girls room?
It would probably never get used but I just love thinking about how it would look in the right space!
I just love it… and you? Kind of wish my littlest one was little enough to have enjoyed this one…
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