Antique Secretary Desk anyone?! We all know the saying right?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder— and lucky for me I’m the most recent beholder of this very unique Antique Secretary Desk!
And YES— I painted it! And YES— If I do say so myself, it turned out beautifully!
Perhaps you’ll agree! Perhaps you won’t! Either way, we are each our own individual beholder of beauty! 😉
Before & After
Antique Secretary Desk
There are some pieces that one needs to pounce on when one sees. This Antique Secretary Desk was of no exception! I’ve only come across a few secretary’s to-date, and this one was most unique! Typically they have 3 shelves, and 4 drawers; and quite often they are in two pieces. This is the first in this style that I’ve come across, and although I stewed what colour(s) to paint it in for several weeks, there was no question that I was going to paint it!
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me
A most unique Antique Secretary Desk transformed in a timeless shade of blue that coordinates ever-so-perfectly with neutral tones. A colour that oozes depth and intention and shines wonderfully when paired with antique brass decor! A versatile antique that will undoubtedly add a charming touch of modern farmhouse feel to your home, cottage, or even storefront! 3 options for shelving placement, plenty of drawer storage, and if preferred— chicken wire can be replaced with new glass for the door fronts.
Modern Farmhouse Furniture
Secretary Desk Transformation
Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my Antique Secretary Desk transformation. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.
My Step-by-Step Transformation
Photos from My Workshop
Come Take a Closer Look!
I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I am however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU. Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this piece in video format (taken out of my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid). For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!
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Custom Furniture Painting
I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.