Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I REALLY love this one!

Last night, in a slightly desperate attempt to make new friends, we went to play a pick up game of soccer with some people from church. 

We don't play soccer. 

But we really need to be social. 
We're social butterflies, we need to spread our wings and fly.

OK that was super cheesy, but it has been a little hard moving and leaving a great group of friends. 

Anyway, I'm sitting here, very aware that I have a bum because it is SO sore, and I am really excited to show you the secretary. 







I LOVE HER! 

I love her curves, I love her storage, I love her little compartments, I love how bright she is.
And for being so classy, I think she's even kind of sexy. :)

We used General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil, glazed her with snow white and distressed her along the edges of the drawers and frame. The hardware is original legs are new. 

I was really impressed with the milk paint and I'll share some tips next week. :)

She'll be at the Vintage Market this Saturday in Scottsdale. 

Look under the For Sale tab at the top of the page for more info.

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51 comments:

  1. WOWOW. She's beautiful. Can I adopt her for free if no one else is willing to buy? hehe...yeah right, like your stuff never sells? You are way too talented for your own good. MISS YOU!!!

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  2. Hardware is upside down

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  3. You have the best skills! She's gorgeous and won't be around for long!

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  4. I love it too! Julia, you make me really want to find some nice pieces for my own place. You find such great things with so much character!

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  5. I LOVE it! You are amazing. Seriously!

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  6. the color is perfect, I love the inside. good job

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  7. That is so gorgeous! I can't believe the patience you have to make such amazing looking furniture.

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  8. WOW...that inside shocked me! SO beautiful! Glamorous in a very soft understated sort of way. Love the texture on that blue-grey. andrea @ townandprairie

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  9. so gorgeous! I want this in my house. The color, and just the piece itself is stunning.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  10. Absolutely stunning! Your work always amazes me! I completely feel you on the friends thing...we have been here 4 years now and I just now feeling like we have made progress :-)

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  11. Wow! That's gorgeous. I wish I was in your area so I could check it out in person. You should be proud of yourself!!!!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, Julia! Great job!

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  13. Love it! Hope to see you there tomorrow!

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  14. this turned out beautiful i love the color and i love the paint. where did you buy it?

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  15. She is sexy! All those gorgeous curve - VaVaVoom!!! What a great transformation :)

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this piece. Love your site. Thanks for finding me. Will be following via email. All the best, Liz @ Designing Domesticity

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  17. Okay. I'm in LOVE. Seriously. I've always wanted one of these, and now I want THIS ONE! Great job!!!

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  18. Coming over from Roomspiration! This is so lovely! I love the colors...posted a secretary that took me a year to finish and now wish I had used your colors...this is so pretty! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  19. What a beautiful piece! I love it!

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  20. Just beautiful. Love her curves and color.

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  21. She is definitely one sexy mama. I love her curves even her chunky legs. But chunky legs are okay here unlike on an actual woman it would be considered cankles lol. I love the color too!

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  22. OmiGOSH, she's a STUNNER! I don't think I could ever do the "selling-my-upcycled-pieces" circuit...I just could NEVER part with this beauty!! Siiigh...

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  23. it looks awesome! and don't you love that paint???!?! i loe it ever so much more than chalk paint- it's so much prettier of a finish.

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  24. This looks so great -- I love it!

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  25. You always do such an amazing job with your furniture. I'm glad to see you coming back every week. I'm so glad to have you!

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  26. Would love it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-5.html

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  27. This turned out GORGEOUS! So glad I found you through MMS. :-) I'm your newest follower!

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  28. This is my dream secretary. I just love it. I am a new follower!

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  29. I had very exact same furniture and gave it to Habitat Restore!DARN!!!

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  30. i'm back AGAIN today! this time from designer garden's party---LOVE YOUR WORK!

    amy

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  31. What a great piece! I love it! Was it worth the pain?....I mean did you make new friends?:)

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  32. Gorgeous! Great piece and color!

    I would be delighted if you would link to Potpourri Friday (in progress) and giveaway!

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  33. Coming over from Feathered Nest Friday. I love this. I gasped when I scrolled to the open picture, with the light interior. Swoon! My Gramps had a secretary just like this, and my mom has it now. I hope someday she gives it to me!

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  34. That is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job on her and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  35. Super charming- love how it turned out - the mix of colors is perfect!Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  36. Wow I love it! Caught my eye on Funky Junk Interiors!

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  37. I love this piece! I've been searching for one like it, my mother has one but shes not giving it up! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!

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  38. This is beautiful! Love it all!
    Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party. I shared this on AGI's FB page.

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  39. She's pretty!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

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  40. Hi! Thanks for the sweet comments :) Just wanted to tell you I LOVE this desk...gorgeous. I didn't know about that vintage market in Scottsdale..wish I saw this earlier :0

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  41. Thanks for linking this gorgeous piece to Potpourri Friday! I appreciated your participation. Sorry I'm so tardy in commenting, but I've been away for the past four days. Hope to see you again this week!

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  42. You always do such an amazing job with your furniture. I'm glad to see you coming back every week. Well, Such a wonderful collection and plan to buy one of my new home. Your collection is very new and best for modern homes. It seems vintage looks.
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  43. Very Very pretty! Love the colors!
    gail

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  44. So pretty! The finish is amazing! Please share how you did it! :)

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  45. Wow, I really love this secretary inside and out! Great job...Julie

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  46. That secretary is just so pretty and I love the contrast of the white inside against that gorgeous color on the outside.

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  47. Never tried milk paint but I'm inspired by this piece and am going to give it a whirl. The having to mix it yourself part always intimidates me.

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