Saturday, October 22, 2011

Antique Secretary and Hutch for a Fundraiser

Hellooooo??
Friends, it has been too long! I have been completing projects...refinishing old doors to become desks, making old closet doors into room dividers...but nothing really blog worthy. But this one is and I am excited to be back!

Back in April, I donated my time to refinish 2 pieces for our preschool fundraiser. I'd never done this before and didn't know exactly how it'd work out...I was questioning whether or not someone would even want to bid at all. There were 2 certificates...one for a large piece of the bidders choosing (dining table, dresser, etc) and one for a small piece (end table, chair, etc).

The winner of the large piece brought me this beautiful secretary and hutch in early September:
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This piece will be put in the owner's Cape Cod home and she already had a plan...complete with colors picked out! Linen White and Appalachian Trail (both by BM). It is lightly distressed and we decided glass pulls would be best for this little beauty. Here she is...ready for her east coast debeut!
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I still have a few tweaks to do before she's totally finished, but I hadn't written in sooo long, I had to share it tonight. Thanks for hanging in with me!

If you haven't heard, Julia at 551 East Furniture Design is hosting an AMAZING link party this month. It's called Habitat Heroes and the idea is to get peeps like us to restore a piece for charity. I know what you're thinking...it takes time and $$ to restore a piece. But it's one piece and think what a $4.00 can of spray paint can do for a little side table that you got for $5.00 at a garage sale? You donate that to Goodwill and they sell it for $20? That's a profit for them and only $9.00 for you. Aren't I good at math? ;)

Seriously though, think about doing a piece and linking up...you'll feel good about it!



~Allison

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35 comments:

shayne said...

she is one lucky gal! this piece is perfection & what a steal for all your hard work! LOVE IT!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is a real beauty Allison!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh WOW. she is beautiful.... just stunning!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the glass knobs and color choices. I was so happy to see you on my blog reader :)

Brandi said...

Beautiful Allison! You did a gorgeous job transforming this piece!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the beautiful pop of color behind the doors!

Meg and Mum's said...

That is so lovely! The knobs are gorgeous and that colouring is perfect :)

Meg and Mum's said...

That is so lovely! The knobs are gorgeous and the colouring is perfect :)

A Vintage Vine said...

What a great idea, to auction off your fantastic skills!....I love the white with the blue inside!

Katie said...

Love the white with the pop of blue! Beautiful makeover.

Deborah March said...

Absolutely positively GORGEOUS!!!

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

I love this!! I do hope you'll come by and link up at my party, Stitch n' Niche Saturdays. Here's the link in case you want to join in. http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-4.html

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous! I'm looking for a secretary that I can paint. Hope mine comes out half as good as yours!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I can't thank you enough for linking this to Habitat Heros and mentioning it in your post! You are so talented and have such a giving heart. THANK YOU so much again! Someone will LOVE this. :)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a transformation! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

wow! a fab redo--and a great way to get new business! i'm already pondering the piece i will donate to our school auction...thanks for the inspiration!

amy

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! Look at her curvy drawers! :) You did a fabulous job on her new look!

xoxo laurie

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love to see new life for such a sweet piece ~ great job!
Visiting from BNOTP :)

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is lovely. I have been seeing a lot of the light blue and white combo. It is very pretty.
~Kimberlee at SD

Sara said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! I would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-10.html

Kahli said...

This is a gorgeous piece! I love the white with the pop of blue! Simple stunning!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Another amazing piece! Love the blue for the interior.

Chrissie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the contrasting interiors!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beauty. You always do fabulous work.

Jamie said...

that's looks wonderful! love that the inside of the secretary was kept the same!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the blue inside! Hope you will come join my linky party!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I love the transformation. Your so brave! I have this exact piece of furniture and just can't bring myself to paint it. Seeing this may be just the push I needed. Thanks!

Christine said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It's beautiful! I love the color you chose for the interior. I'd love it if you linked it up!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/10/latest-and-greatest-friday-3-and.html

Miss Char said...

Love this piece and your choice to paint it certainly improves its presence. I've been looking for one like it but no luck so far.

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

What a beautiful redo! I really like that blue color inside.

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I would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

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