The Red Secretary

Ok… so I know I already updated a secretary for a child, because I thought it was sized just right, but this one spoke to me in a different way so I knew it would be a perfect piece for the foyer! A nice place to throw all of that mail and your keys and then shut the door so you don’t have to see it! I had the piece a while before I could decide what I wanted to do with it… and of course because I was busy getting ready for Lucketts I didn’t take the time to get a before shot! However, the piece was in excellent condition and made out of solid Tiger Oak, it was just a little plain for my taste..

The AFTER

DSC_0099I personally think it’s a STUNNER now! Aren’t those legs sexy?

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It is painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s Silk… perfect on Oak… and I slightly distressed, waxed and buffed it.

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I left most of the original hardware, but replaced the wood knobs with crystal ones!

DSC_0106I left the inside unpainted for additional contrast… and a little bit of laziness on my part..

What do you think? I love to read your comments!

Thanks for stopping by…

Until next time!

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Posted on May 31, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I love it and the color is striking.

    Cynthia

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  2. Gorgeous! I have an oak secretary that I want to paint and have been thinking about Antibes. Now I wonder about the red????

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  3. Becky Holmes

    Beautiful! I have a can of red paint, and looking for something to use it on. Can’t wait till I find the right piece!

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  4. Looks fantastic and I love the contrast.

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  5. Very nice, the color is super and it does have sexy legs!

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  6. Love the color and the legs!! I would have left the inside unpainted too:)

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  7. how fun is that red?!? and i love that you can see the graining through it.

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  8. Oh I so love the red, how fun and such a beautiful desk. Great piece. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Susan, Great piece! Nicely done!! Shelly Andrade

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  10. Hi Susan,
    I love this! I did a similar one and gave it to my niece because of the size too! I think the contrast from inside looks perfect!
    Visiting form POWW!
    Rita 🙂

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