So, I've been getting magazines for years and kept an inspiration book of things that caught my eye. I like the projects that take an old, sad-looking piece of furniture and give it a new life with paint. Having 2 girls under 3 has kept me busy for the past few years so doing things like this have taken a back seat. However, I recently took the time to go to some local thrift stores and couldn't believe the treasures! I told my husband that I couldn't believe we'd spent so much on new furniture when we could spend a fraction for such great things. My thrifty husband seems to like the idea of less expensive furniture as well. So, I ended up buying two arm chairs that I will paint and recover the seats to use with 2 desks. So comfortable and they are going to look great.
This brings me to the old secretary. I have a secretary that belonged to my great-grandmother. My mom is very sentimental about this piece and would never let me touch it, but she's since agreed to let me paint it. The finish is in bad shape and I thought it would look great painted. As luck would have it, the February issue of Romantic Homes has the EXACT same piece already refinished!
Unfortunately, I have to wait until the weather is warmer to start this project so that I can sand outside. In the meantime, I'll be working on the desk, chairs and some other items I want to paint.