...and it's nothing like I planned.
The secretary I found on Craigslist has proven to be quite a challenge to transform! It was lovely in its found condition but it wasn't what I wanted.
What did I want? I have no clue. I was smitten with the shape. That's all I knew!
Here is a peek at what it looks like now.
Before and during...
I am not using the grisaille (and here) panels after all. What I plan to do is paint plexiglass sheets with Krylon Looking Glass Paint and apply mirrors to the door panels.
I will keep the ormolu but I am going to age the finish with Annie Sloan Old White and French Linen, followed with Dark Wax. I may also gild the trim with an antique gold gilding wax.
Annie Sloan French Linen
From my How I Saved $12,000 or More post.
With the Old White combined with the French Linen it will look more like this...
Annie Sloan French Linen over Old White, then sanded.
From my Gustavian Armoire Tutorial, here.
The interior will be Annie Sloan Duck Egg and Dark Wax
I was inspired by stunning images of mirrored secretaries on Pinterest. Click here to see my Project Board, filled with inspiration!
Here is one of my favorites!
I promise to do a tutorial!
More on this as it develops!