The “new” secretary

We remodeled the guestroom a bit. It’s a tiny room. But now tthere’s (somehow) room for a secretary. I’ve ALWAYS wanted one.

So I started searching online for cheap used ones and of course in our local thriftshops. I was a bit restricted by the measurements since I have only limited space.

At Erikshjälpen (of course! 🙂 ) I found one for 275 sek.Ridiculously cheap. Standing in the store, it didn’t look like much. But that would change.

Taking off the feet, we just managed to fit it in our tiny car. 🙂

The next day I went to buy paint. I decided to go colorful. Like a lot. So for the outside I went for this:

And for the inside I had a specific idea in mind. Turned out that none of our local stores had something like that in stock. That’s what it said online at least. Not acceptable for me.

I went to our craft shop “Panduro”. AND there was this one tiny little can of Vintage Paint left. I wasn’t sure if it would be enough, but it was exactly the color I was looking for, so I had to.

First step was taking the secretary apart as much as possible, sand it, wipe it off and cover everything with a basecoat. This is important to make sure that it will be an even result in the end.

After the basecoat was completely dried, It was time for the first coat of that incredible yellow. That one has to dry out for at least 24 hours until it’s ready for the second layer of paint.

So back at it the next day. This time I started with the inside though. The vintage paint only needed 1-2 hours until it was ready for the second layer. While waiting for that to dry, the second coat yellow was done.

The colors were exactly what I wanted them to be like. ( The pictures don’t really show the green undertone in it) But it was a bit “naked”.

It was missing the new drawer pullers I purchased on sale.

Screwed on by hand, took a step back and was the happiest. My personal piece of designer furniture. 🙂

Going through the materials I used, I calculated through what the whole project cost me. Costs for the secretary and the materials add up to 614 sek.

Not too bad 🙂

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