I’m crafty. I’m cheap. I’m able to see potential in almost everything.
Those things combine to create a perfect storm of unfinished projects.
This secretary desk/dresser isn’t finished.
As you can see, the most glaring problem is that I haven’t found feet for this yet. So yes. Your eyes do not deceive you. This piece of furniture is resting on four, upside down noodle bowls.
It also needs trim pieces along the back and at the bottom. (And did I mention it needs feet?)
It was a basic brown bow-wow with boring stain and antiquated pulls. I’m horrible about remembering to take before pictures until I’m in the middle of the during portion of the project…
I’d already started with the sanding block by the time I remembered the camera. I lightly sanded everything and then shot it with primer.
My original plan was to spray paint it with my favorite Heirloom White (Rustoleum’s American Accent) and then distress the edges and put new hardware on.
I wanted it to go right inside my front door to house keys, bills, stamps, etc. However, it was too stark and practically created white-out conditions in the area.
I found a scroll design on the internet, printed it and enlarged it until it was the right size.
(That’s right, you heard me. A Sharpie.)