Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Secretary Desk Named Fancy Nancy

My mom will be proud of this post. I took good before pictures! I found this cute little old secretary's desk a few weeks ago. I have been wanting to do one and this was in need of some work.

See her sad little hanging handle? Poor thing. 

I decided to mix a custom color for this one. Otherwise, everything will end up in Annie Sloan Duck Egg or Old White. I love those colors! I mixed Annie Sloan Aubusson, Duck Egg and Old White and finished with some distressing and some clear and dark wax. 

I decided I wanted to paint the inside white to give the finished look and to brighten it up a bit.

I love the contrast of the stained trim, blue, white and brass hinges.

I decided to name her "Fancy Nancy" after my mom's best friend and secretary of 12 years. Yesterday, we attended Nancy's funeral and it was a sad day. She has been around since I was a kid and she was part of the family. She was a special lady with the biggest heart and creativity oozing out of her. My mom called her "Fancy Nancy Pants".  Please keep her family and my mom in your prayers. It was a sudden, unexpected loss.

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  1. Love the contrast between the blue and the white! Great job! You're lucky there were no cubbies... I am working on with cubbies right now... definitely a bit of a pain ;-)

  2. Hi Andrea,
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Love how your secretary turned out. Especially like the Duck Egg Blue color. And your camera advice is so helpful and very much needed, thanks so much!

    It was great meeting you yesterday at Mission Galleria!!! I am having a great time looking through your blog!!!! LOVE IT!!! my to your mailing/email list I would love to know when you have classes!!! They were out of your flyers at Mission Galleria ;)

  4. What a great piece and beautiful color.

  5. What a great job! Fantastic! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. great job--love the blue and the antiquing you did to it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. It looks great, well done. Love the colour-combo! Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays