Remember this secretary’s desk that I was so happy to finally find? I procrastinated for a long time trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. And of course, what I decided on was not my original plan.
When I saw this white desk from Eddie Ross I was smitten!
Then I saw another lovely one!
That did it, I knew It would be creamy white.
There was a week when the weather was absolutely gorgeous and I decided to get this done. When I sanded, most of the original finish came off. There were some small spots where the veneer had lifted, but wood filler to the rescue.
A larger area of veneer had lifted where it looked like ink had been spilled. A few layers of filler fixed that too. When Bill saw it, he mumbled something about it being a piece of junk. He has no vision, poor guy!
OK, so it’s not a precious antique of solid mahogany! It’s still lovely, I like it and it didn’t cost what a solid mahogany piece would have!
All the pieces were nicely primered but the body still needed more work. I was happy with the way it was going…………..yeah, almost done. Oh what a feeling when a project is going well!
I took the back off to make it easier to paint and repair.
We moved it to the patio and wrapped it in the tarp. And then it rained and rained and rained! Stupid me, ( I’m kicking myself here ) I thought all would be fine……..forgetting that the patio awning leaks The whole side got soaked right through the tarp because of the drip, drop, drip.
The veneer lifted and crinkled and I about sobbed. Gritting my teeth, stomping my feet, swearing…..can you picture it?
Bill saw it, I told you it was a piece of junk.
But, I’m fixing it….glue and clamps and it’s turning out OK. I’m happy again and never ever will I be so stupid to let a piece out in the rain! It’s still not finished, but when it is I’ll proudly post pictures of that piece of junk!
Another project, this one, is finished now. I stenciled some numbers on it to help Mia learn to count. Just another piece of junk!
And last, look what I uncovered in the secretary desk. Coin wrappers, some sort of cording and a sheet of well used carbon paper with a date of 1955. It makes you wonder about the history of the desk. Somebody must have sat there typing away long ago.
I’ve added this to Met Monday at Between Naps on the porch.
Lots more projects over there!
Have a great week.