Thank you all SOOOO much for your encouragement and support with our unfortunate living room situation! I’m so excited that so many of you love the new design better than the old one. I think I agree!
So let’s talk about a part of the living room that’s actually making some progress. Shall we? You may recall from THIS POST that we were gifted this adorable secretary desk from my sister-in-law’s parents.
I’m absolutely in love with it, for it’s cuteness and it’s organizational qualities. And I’ve been using it, as is, for several months. This has given me plenty of time to look at it, and decide what kind of treatment (if any) I would want to do to it.
Since it’s going to be a permanent fixture in our living room, I knew I wanted it to be…well, AWESOME. And I loved the woodgrain enough that I wanted to embrace it, to a certain degree. I decided to go with a white wash! Back when we did our OMBRE DRESSER, many of you mentioned that you would have liked it better if it was a white paint-wash instead of a gray-wash. And I admit I kinda agreed. So this was my chance to try out the white.
I started by brushing on my white-wash (1 part glaze, 1 part white paint, 1 part white primer).
Then, using a clean/dry cloth, I wiped it away in the direction of the grain, leaving the white in all the crevices of the woodgrain.
Essentially, this is just glazing in white! Only instead of applying over a painted piece, I’m glazing a wood-finished piece.
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVE this look. It’s so organic and beautiful. And it maintains the integrity of the wood, without feeling boring.
I love how the drawers have individual square sections (that almost look like individual drawers). And since I’ve always secretly lusted over card catalogues (NOT the price-tag), I decided I wanted hardware on each little section… to give the illusion that it has many smaller drawers! My lover drilled the holes, and I put on the new hardware… which was 70% off at Menards. (I still hate Menards. It would take a lot for them to redeem themselves)
And here she blows.
I feel like it’s came straight from Restoration Hardware, or Antrhopologie. At the moment, this is my favorite thing in my entire house (other than my little offsprings).
Click here to see the little surprise pattern I added on this inside of this piece!