Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Grandmother's Secretary

I remember this secretary being in my Grandmother's bedroom growing up and recently found out my Uncle had it in his barn.  My mom asked if I was interested in it and I immediately said yes!  I replaced the back with bead board and added doors.  It had doors and a desk cover (not sure what you call it) at one time, but not when I got it.  I had my husband make simple door frames and stapled hardware cloth onto the back.  I may put a desk cover back on at some point, but for now I like it open.  It now lives in our guest room.  I first painted it in Graphite then painted over that in Duck Egg mixed with Paris Grey and Graphite and sealed with clear wax.

One of these days I am going to learn how to take good photographs, but for now it's just the run of the mill point and shoot pics.  :)



  1. I love the secretary ( I have a similar one - but just the bottom half ) and I absolutely love the color you chose.!
    Beautiful job!

  2. It's a very pretty piece and the colour you chose is perfect!

  3. Beautiful ....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. Lovely job! I love the color you chose and the use of wire in the top. So glad you shared at Transformed Tuesday this week. I've enjoyed my visit. Hugs, Peggy

  5. Just beautiful - looks amazing! Great color on a great piece!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change