Monday, February 20, 2012

Let me check with my secretary...

This little secretary desk was my Meemaw's.


Since she always called it "the secretary" that's what I've always called it. So that's what Sean always calls it. We don't just have a desk in the kitchen. We have a secretary. And we don't know what we'd do without her.

"Hey KK, have you seen that bill we got in the mail...?"
"Um, check the secretary."

'Seany, that shower invitation I got the other day...?
"It's on the secretary."

Our secretary is old and was a chain smoker, so she had lots of wear and ash burns. She has still done a good job for us but was just not as pretty as she used to be in her younger years. So I gave her a makeover!

I really like the look of a kitchen desk area that matches the kitchen cabinetry, so I primed with Zinsser's oil-based Cover Stain then spray painted with Krylon's Ivory, and finally lightly coated with Minwax Water-Based Polycrylic to seal. I removed the center drawer and added knobs I already had to the large drawer.

AFTER:


She now has a chic and timeless new style. She looks so much younger. And she has quit smoking!


Soon, she was back to work taking care of this very busy couple's very important business.


If you don't have a secretary, I think you should invest in one. It will make you feel important. :)



Take Care,

Katie

3 comments:

  1. We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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