Just so it’s not kitty kitty kitty quite all the time, I’ve started a new project. I’ve decided to share some in progress … stuff.
I have an old secretary — at least I think that’s what it’s called. The front flap folds down and becomes a writing surface and there are lots of cool cubby holes inside. One pane of glass in the doors has been broken for a year or two. I’ve had this piece of furniture since 1975 and it was in my ex-husband’s family before that. You’ve seen it many times in videos, I’m sure.
I’ve been eying it for well over a year with the thought of giving it the same treatment I did my old 1970’s rocking chair and end table lamp:
Current state of the secretary – drawers out, doors and hardware removed and everything moved out to the garage and laid out on saw horses and workbench. The entire project has already been sprayed with several coats of gray primer. Currently it’s receiving glossy PURPLE paint which will be on the interior of the cabinet and inside the drawers. Gloss is tedious to paint over, so the surfaces to be painted with designs are masked off. By the way, I’ve actually remembered to move my car out of the garage for each spray session, so it is still red, however the weather has been very warm here so I’ve been wearing my flip flops and shorts. The tops of my feet are purple, but things could be worse! 😀
I considered bringing the whole thing back inside for the design painting, but then it would have to go back out for varnishing, so I may do all of the painting in the garage.
I have no idea what kind of designs will go on it. I’ll likely make much of that up as I go, but it often helps to use Photoshop to see how things might look as I decide, so I’ve used the before photos to block out the secretary and will play with ideas on the computer. Basically this it just one very large doodle art.