Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nanette the Secretary -- Furniture Redo

I'm enjoying making some purchases from local on-line auctions.  Shopping from bed, picking up my loot a couple weeks later.
This cute little secretary was acquired through that route.
The on-line auction service I buy from takes very few
photos of their items (mostly blurry), so it is hard to know exactly what
shape the item is actually in.

This piece surprised me with a foot that
had damage, and some damage to the interior of the desk drawer.
                              But, I bid low based on the fact that I couldn't look
at the piece in person.  So it was still worth the whopping $24 that was
the winning bid.
I spraypainted the interior this great shade of celery green.
It was easier to get all the nooks and crannies.
I painted the exterior white, but some of the dark
stain underneath bled through.
So, I lightly distressed the entire piece.
Added one coat of clear wax and buffing (I hate buffing).
One coat of light brown wax and more hateful buffing.
I named her Nanette after a street in St Joseph, MO.
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1 comment:

  1. What a great makeover! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
    Smiles for a great week!


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