No. The secretary is not finished.
At this point, it may be more pragmatic to build a time machine, go back to February 2013 and disentangle myself from this particular obligation. Or, at least, keep the original outer finish intact!
This has been, by far, the most disagreeable piece of furniture I have ever had the misfortune to own.
Just being dramatic.
This is what she looked like when we got her home. Beautiful, but very clearly her style was stuck in the 90's. She was acid washed denim in a skinny jeans world.
Grey is my answer to pretty much everything. Not this grey, though. This grey is too brown. Today, I will paint the exterior with Annie Sloan Old White and French Linen, then Clear Wax and a light coat of Dark Wax.
It is a dreary day in the Midwest today. Even with a two story wall of windows it was too dark to photograph well.
Painting those cubby holes was an exercise in patience. I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue. I have no idea how I am going to age the interior with the Dark Wax.
I'll figure it out.
Here is my inspiration:
I'm sure you all know Loi Thai from Tone on Tone!
Wish me luck!
I'm goin' in!
Sharing with The Dedicated House, Anything Blue Friday