This chest/secretary thing is so unique! It's been sitting in the garage forever!
I was almost so fed up with it, I almost put it to the curb! (Do you ever have so many irons
in the fire that you just can't be bothered???!)
Well, glad I didn't. I just decided to get to it and slapped on some white chalk paint.
Then I thought I would try some artwork on top by using that cool staining technique
I used on the french provencial dresser awhile back. Here
OK. Obviously the before. This is a solid mahogany which the manufacturer covered in this
horrid orangey lacquer finish. Look what was on top!!!
This beautiful mahogany wood top!! So I chalked out a hibiscus flower, got out my stains, and went
to town!! I just used a combo of stains. Some I left on for a few minutes, and others I wiped away quickly. This is just a fly-by-the-seat-ofyour-pants type of thing. You really can't follow exact
directions. It's like painting. You just do it. Make sense??? Yeah, well, that's all I got!
All finished. And a few coat of semi-gloss poly
The final version. Mahogany is so pretty when it's finished correctly!
How cute is this thing??!!
For when people used to write letters!!
It pulls out and has
these slots!! Then there is a shelf thingy that pulls out! Big enough for
your laptop and a snack!
And how cute is my cat Athena???
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