Monday, December 31, 2012

The Secretary Desk

Finally! after a whole month trying to work on this piece I am done! I've started to work on this single drawer secretary desk on the last week of November but with all the Christmas chaos happening from then till last week it has stalled the transformation of this piece... 

This is the before photo. (I forgot to put the drawer back in!) it was so plain before and its half solid wood half compressed wood! but I thought it had potential, its shape is so simple yet elegant (probably because of the legs).
 For this piece, I wanted to paint it a light color so I chose a custom color of a very light grey. It practically looks white in the photos but its not. I closed the 2nd holes where the handles used to be so I can finally use the knobs I bought from Hobby Lobby.. Amen for that store! The whole piece is waxed with Briwax's clear wax. I also distressed it with the wax. I found out if u rub it constantly with an abundant amount of wax on your cloth it will give it a natural distressed look.. Which looks cool in my opinion.

This piece will be for sale in our booth 



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  1. What a gorgeous transformation! I'm so glad to be your newest follower, I love your blog!


    1. Oh why thank you!
      Im glad you have decided to follow us! we appreciate it!


  2. The desk looks gorgeous! I wish we had Hobby Lobby here in Canada... I see all the cool knobs that come from that place! Love the name of your blog. :) Now following - do you have a facebook page?

    I'd love you to pop over for a visit sometime!

    Kathryn at

    1. Thank you Kathryn! Hobby Lobby has a pretty amazing variety of knobs.. Its overwhelming! We tried to keep it simple. Sadly, we dont have a facebook.

      Kyra! (:

  3. Very pretty transformation! I love dropfronts/secretaries, they always seem so elegant.

  4. GREAT pretty.

  5. Oh, Im your newest follower. Please come visit me and maybe you'll decide to follow back??? THANKS.