SHE'S A PRETTY SECRETARY - pink secretary desk

She sure is a looker!

I started with a much shorter 
version and designed and built
the top. Come see the before
picture and read about how
I created the finished look.

I built the upper portion for this simple maple secretary using
 two discarded cabinet doors, and some lumber from a 
kitchen table I recent stole the legs from. It is secured with
 metal rods on the back side and can be unscrewed to separate.

The hardware is ANTIQUE with protectors on the inside of
 the drawers. A metal cap fits over the post and nut to protect
 the drawer contents.

She has a larger then average pull down at 16" deep,
that's why I chose this piece to work with.

The pink is a blend of pure white and emperors silk ASCP and
waxed with minwax natural. Everything displays great 
against the soft pink, and it's a fun color to have peeking 
through the glass doors.

Now to get working on that interior.

And before you go have a look at 
some of the unique hardware pieces available at


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  1. That looks lovely! I love the inside. Coming over from

  2. I think I really like that touch of pink. Don't get me wrong, I love pink, what girl doesn't, but at my age I don't use it much. That secretary has just the right amount to be feminine without being little girly.


  3. oh wow that turned out so pretty! i love the hint of pink!

  4. Definitely pretty in pink :)

  5. She is a looker indeed! I love it. It is just pink enough without being overdone. Great job! xo Diana

  6. Love the way you created this piece and love your blog.

  7. And that, my dear, is what they call VISION. Thanks for always diving in and going with your gut (and then for sharing!)

  8. Love the cabinet. Very prettyyou did a great job!!!

  9. Stopping by from Blog Stalker Thursday!

  10. The hutch is pretty and your wall is gorgeous!

  11. I love this secretary. It looks gorgeous. I have a similar piece waiting for a new look.


  12. Wow...what a drastic and beautiful change! Those old desks are so cool - I love what you did with yours! Thanks for sharing at my party - please come back this week to link up again! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  13. This is gorgeous! I admire your talent especially being able to add the top! What a terrific idea. Just a question...why didn't you paint the inside of the desk? I just did a drop front desk and took out the envelope holder thingy painted it and painted the inside then left the envelope thingy unattached adding felt pads so it slides nicely.



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