I don’t often buy furniture at thrift stores anymore. They are often overpriced, and the quality is meh. Once in a while I get lucky and fin a good quality piece that has not sold (overpriced) and the price has dropped dramatically. I found this very country style secretary for a song. I was so excited for this Secretary Desk Makeover.
This Secretary was definitely was singing a sad Country ballad. Country is not my thang. I removed the faux desk supports from the front and the wavy scrolly thing on top. Then I painted the entire piece in a base coat ofCeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut.
I let this dry overnight so I could do some serious distressing and not worry about going past the brown. I painted the entire outside in CeCe’s Nantucket Spray. I used both a 320 grit sandpaper and a wet rag to distress and let that gorgeous Virginia Chestnut show through.