How Do You Like Me Now?

From modest to marvelous! This old secretary has a trendy, mod new look!

Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Nepoleonic Blue

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue

Secretary before.

Secretary before.

After moving the secretary upstairs to the new guest room, I discovered that the wood on the back and the shelves had been replaced, when it was refinished. With this new revelation, I was no longer hesitant in painting the vintage piece. Relieved, the weight of the world was off my shoulders, I could have some fun painting!

 

View of the guest room from the door

View of the guest room from the door

My choice, Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue was perfect. I rather fancy the handsome combination of the grays and blues in the guest room.

 

Collections minimized

Collections minimized

The collectibles were minimized, leaving my absolute favorites on display and some good reads were added to the bottom shelf.

 

Inside desk area left unpainted

Inside desk area left unpainted

For now, the inside of the writing area was left unpainted, leaving some of its original character intact.  If I change my mind, I can paint it in a coordinating color later.

 

Artistic hardware

Artistic hardware

The artistic knobs add a cheerful touch to the blue paint.

 

Guest room complete with the secretary painted and a new lamp added.

Guest room complete with the secretary painted and a new lamp added.

Finally, ready for guest!

 

 

Linked up with: Patina Paradise

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