Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh Happy Day!


The painting project as of this evening is done! Six coats of paint later after my[so very good to me] husband sanded the whole thing down to the bare wood, a gel stain that was not very cooperative, and several clear coats later...dah dah! Wow, that was excruciating. My husband took on the task of sanding this old mahogany secretarial for me this summer. I know I wrecked a good piece of furniture, but the fact of the matter was, it was given to me by my mother- in law when I first got married, in 1977 and the first thing I did was paint it. Oh dear...what did I know. I don't think it was an expensive piece to begin with. 30 some odd years later...the original paint job was a mess. This time I went for a shabby chic look. After I finished it I deliberately sanded off some of the paint.(click top picture to see artistic sanding job!) Now that it already looks worn, what will a few more chips matter down the road right :o) My daughter loved it and said it looked very Pottery Barn. I guess all things old become new.

I haven't added the glass doors back on yet...mainly because they aren't finished...but maybe I will leave it as is???
Thanks Vee for the side line cheering. So interesting that we both picked the same finish for our projects. I just loved pulling all the little decorations together for the shelves from around the house. I just have one more job to do, and all will be complete. Find my favorite picture of Puddin Toes to put in my frame.

9 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh wow! It looks great! You did okay by that secretary...you've got a peach of a hubby, too, for all that wonderful help.

Strider said...

It would have been worth a fortune in 2275 if you hadn't of painted it. Antiques Road show will be really disappointed! You guys have a great TG! Strider

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I think it looks great! Very pretty with the vines on the side. I really like the look. Isn't it good to have a husband that helps you with your projects. I pray you have a great turkey day!

Judy said...

Good job...it looks great! Who cares about what it would have been worth to someone else had you not painted it...it looks much improved to me.

Lavinia said...

All those coats...your arms must have been tired! But look at the reward...a truly beautiful piece. I think it looks great without the doors, but you may want to put them up just to keep the dust off all your treasures...

Knitting Mania said...

Oh sis, it really turned out nice. Worth all the work and wait??? I think so...

Hugs.........

a woman who is said...

thanks all...hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

lindsey said...

This looks great...we have just done the same to some old 80's pine my Mum gave us! I have really enjoyed your blog ans will visit again!

lindsey said...

Thanks for visiting and your comments. Yes I had already checked out Knitting Mania...grat bags...so clever!

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