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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2nd Time Around Secretary

I knew a man that would frequent garage sales and auctions to find pieces of wood furniture and he would rebuild or refinish them as a hobby. He always had a houseful of furniture that was for sale at a good price. He had this small secretary and I couldn't resist. It's always been in my guest bedroom.
As you can see, I've never had it stocked like a secretary should be stocked for use (not too many people have ever used it - maybe even no one). I see so much of the painted furniture out there in black and white and I do like the looks of that but there is so much furniture out there made with such pretty wood, I hate to see it ever covered up. Plus, DH would absolutely throw a fit if a piece of gorgeous wood was covered with paint.
Be sure to visit Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words for Second Time Around Tuesday for other precious (or bargain) pieces.

7 comments:

Chandy said...

My hubby's the same way! He'd rather strip and restain than paint! That is a beautiful piece, that's for sure!

xinex said...

I love your little desk. I am the same way. I love wooden furniture!...Christine

Cheryl said...

Its so cute.... but I'd paint it. My husband (of 25 years) expects me to paint everything-- and has palpatations if I don't paint something LOL

bj said...

Most men would rather have it in the natural state. I paint everything that comes thru my doors..well, nearly everything. I do have a few pieces in natural..not many. A few pieces help ground a room, I think...
Your secretary is very pretty...

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...I missed getting to buy a similar secretary in an estate sale last weekend by MINUTES!! Ilove the look & the size of those darling secretary desks...yeah, my DH would have a fit if I painted anything too!
;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a nice piece! Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pammie Jo,
I love that little desk with all the cubbies...nice height too!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around.

Diane