Monday, February 9, 2015

The Little Red Secretary

Have you ever seen an item on Craigslist and knew you just had to have it? Lost sleep wondering if the seller would contact you, and if you'd be able to snatch it up before anyone else? Maybe not. But I'm kinda weird about stuff like this.

I was so happy when the seller contacted me and I was able to bring it home! I had never seen fretwork like that on a desk, and I loved its lines. I knew as I saw it I needed to be red!

It was a very simple makeover. There was very little damage and scratches and just needed a light sanding. I used General Finishes "Tuscan Red" and their "Black" glaze to accentuate all of the lovely details. Several top coats in General Finishes Top Coat in Satin completed this transformation!

I painted the inside of the desk as well, but left the insert natural. All it needed was a thorough cleaning and a little bit Restor-A-Finish to bring it back to its original luster!

It's still available - waiting to go to a new home!

Have a great Valentine's Day!

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  1. That is truly beautiful. I love the red!! What a great job you did, Beth. Maybe you should keep it, I would. ;-)

    1. Thanks so much! It does look really pretty in my family room!

  2. Love the color! What a great transformation!
    House on the Way