This poor little drop front secretary was in the fire that burned my house down a few years back. I dragged it outta the house and into an old dirt floor garage where it sat stored for the next four years. Then a few months ago, I decided to pull it outta the garage and take it to Mr. Fixit. There was a hole burned into the front drop-down door already. But, when I opened the door to the old garage, this thing fell forward and hit the ground. Soooo, now the drop front door is torn from the secretary and has the bottom right corner broken OFF.
So, off to Mr. Fixit's we go, the secretary's broken door and I. He tells me, 'no problem'. He has a decorative piece that he'll put over the burned hole, and he'll repair the break. A few days later, he calls and off I go to pick up the door.
All excited to work on this poor creature, I start to sand her and find........yes, the foot had rotted away where it had sat in the damp dirt floor garage for toooo long. So, back she goes to Mr. Fixit, this time the ENTIRE secretary.....door and all. Again he makes a miracle and creates for her a prosthetic foot.
Finally............back home, I scrub her up a little and decide white chalk paint is what she needs. Read this post for several recipes to make your own chalk paint. My favorite is the Plaster of Paris recipe.
Here are BEFORE pictures.........AFTER MR. Fixit made his magic, but BEFORE I made mine.
And here she is sporting her new makeover. My little grandson is playing Vanna and showing her off. Thanks Jett.
Looks like I got just a little happy with the distressing..........but I like it anyway.
Inside cubbies were spray painted cottage pink.
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