Vintage Claw Foot Drop Front Secretary Desk
Whew! That’s a mouthful.. but it is what it is… which this beauty is from the early 1920’s, has beautiful bow front drawers, cool “secret” compartments and some fine claw feet! Yes, it needs some love… don’t all of my pieces?
Well here she is after said “love’”! Just gorgeous! I decked her out in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Duck Egg for the drawer fronts, Old Ochre for the body and I sprayed the handles flat black…
Check out her yummy curves! A little bit of distressing on the entire piece was all she called for…
I just LOVE ball & claw feet… and hers were intact. Sometimes when a piece is this old you might be missing some of the “toes” or parts…
I love this combination of Duck Egg & Old Ochre!
Voila! For the inside I used a flat black and waxed it after I distressed it.
I got very lucky as the back of this was off so I just removed the whole mail sorter piece and refinished the door and drawer fronts and sprayed the rest flat black. I lightly distressed the edges and waxed all of the edges and fronts and then reinstalled the piece… I cannot imagine having to have to paint this by hand!
So lucky the key is still here.. can you imagine! Did you know these little columns pulled out? I didn’t until I removed the piece… pretty cool huh?
One last look at her ready for a new home!
My middle daughter so wanted to keep this to replace her current makeup vanity but it was just a smidge too big… she loved the little door on this piece… it reminded her of Alice in Wonderland…
I see what she means!
Thanks for stopping by… until next time!
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Posted on September 15, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, Drop front secretary, duck egg chalk paint, Old Ochre chalk paint, Painted desk, painted secretary desk, Vintage painted secretary. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.