The Music Room is coming along.
I moved the Craigslist secretary in front of the doorway opening between the Music Room and the Family room, then covered the "windows" between the room with tapestry panels.
A new wall between the rooms would have cost over $5,000! Then there is the issue of permanence.
Most people love open concept homes, so this is a win-win...When we move I can take the "walls" with me and the new owners have an open concept home!
On another day, I will show you the giant Verdure tapestry on the other side of the wall, in the Family Room!
However, today we are concentrating on this...
I love the secretary I found on Craigslist but it had a thick polyurethane finish that depressed me.
I debated a long while as to whether I should paint it...
Some people had very strong objections to painting wood on my Facebook page!
The little girl in me didn't want to offend them.
Then I stood up tall, grabbed my paintbrush and began painting!
*Deep breath*...first brushstrokes are the hardest!
The exterior, painted in one coat of Annie Sloan Old White.
Here it is in its "During" phase. Interior, including glass shelves, painted with Annie Sloan Aubusson.
Still lots more to do!
I will mix Annie Sloan Clear Wax with Paris Grey and wax the exterior, then distress it. Finally, I will add Dark Wax to the carvings...
This is my inspiration piece!
Three more steps...or so...
Wish me luck!