I have kind of a “thing” for secretaries.
I mean, who wouldn’t want something lovely sitting there keeping you all organized and efficient?
I’m talking about furniture secretaries of course.
They are just so practical. I love the idea of two pieces of furniture in one spot (must come from years of living in tiny apartments in New York) so when I came across this baby on Craig’s List I couldn’t resist.
With the flip up top and the slide out desk I was totally smitten. OK, as we say in LA “she needed some work done” some fillers, a little lift here, a tuck there but that bone structure!
First up was a good cleaning with TSP – man that thing was grimy.
Next up patching and filling with my friend Bondo (if you missed the tutorial) and some spackle.
And then, a lot of sanding (and cutting a small round hole in the back for computer wires). After a coat of primer I decided to go with a two-tone paint scheme and I outlined the slide out desktop, added some glass knobs and…
Now, confession, I have a thing for Secretaries but don’t actually own one. I keep finding them, loving them, fixing them up and then they sell super-fast (I guess you could say that, like Don Drapper, I go through secretaries quickly). This one went out the door almost immediately.
Ah well, I will find another one.
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