Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Almost There!

Usually, when I find a piece of furniture, I know exactly what colors I will paint it, which hardware will be used, etc.  Not with this secretary!  After much ado, I have made a decision!  I thought the day would never come!

I have decided on the color...finally!  With the help of pixlr I am able to better envision my goal.  The secretary is currently painted in Annie Sloan Coco.  I will repaint the entire piece in Annie Sloan French Linen, including the finials. (It's the best I can do, Betsy! I cannot figure out how to cut them down!) 
The grisaille panels will be antiqued so they lose the glare.
This is the third set of posters I bought online! More on that later.
The inside will be painted Annie Sloan Louis Blue and Dark Wax!
I had better get to work!

Once it arrives, (from ebay) this mirror frame will have antique mirror added and then secured under the arch above the doors.

Deciding on which direction to take this piece, including color, was the most difficult part.  Now I can have some fun!
I should be finished soon!

Stay tuned!




  1. This is a beautiful piece, Andie, I can see why you are being cautious in painting it the right color. It sounds like it will be beautiful. I paint so rarely, I just use what I have on hand. Can't wait to see it in all it's glory when you're finished!


  2. Yay! Glad you've come to a decision on color. I know this piece will be gorgeous! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. You are amazing! It feels so good when you realize a vision. Looking forward to it:)

  4. Andie it will be gorgeous with your sense of color, design and creativity.

    Love and Hugs,
    Art by Karena

  5. Paint fast Andie because I can't wait to see your finished piece!


  6. I cannot are soooo talented (and brave). Such gorgeous pieces, cannot wait to see what you come up with!

  7. The finials look better, did you cut them down at all?
    It looks like you did SOMETHING!
    Let me know, before I have a fit......

  8. If Andie had a paint brush, she'd paint in the morning,she'd paint in the evening ,she'd paint all over the land. She'd paint for freedom, happiness and most of all, she'd paint cause it is beautiful when she is done.Richard from My Old Historic House.

  9. Andie Richard sings it well.
    It's going to be divine. If perhaps you don't like it, I have a place it would fit well in over here with me:)

    Can't wait to see it finished.

  10. It's going to be beautiful, that was the color I chose for my hutch I re-did awhile back and I love it...still working on my secretary, I think I'm changing my mind about the color I painted it! :(

  11. This is such a gorgeous piece and it sounds like your plans for it are going to make it even more stunning! Please, PLEASE don't cut off the finials! They are so pretty and really add a finishing touch to the top of the piece! Love the posters idea too! Great thinking! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece! Hugs, Leena

  12. wow, ok its going to be great...but i have to say that personally i find louis blue startling bright~maybe mix it with old white first? unless you want that quiet riot on the interior. i love seeing what you are doing. i just redid my cash station in total coco and then did a gold wash over areas of it. I will try to post soon, but I am waiting on an electrician to hang my big french basket chandy I got at auction monday night!! woo hoo !!

  13. andie, really excited to see the panels after they are antiqued. they'll look great.

    it really is a process, isn't it? you're great to blog this whole experience...looking forward to the next installment! donna


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