Our Furniture Flipper Annette Bucklyn Miner knows how that it. She was looking for a piece to repurpose into a small bar. It also had to fit a specific space. Lucky for her she found this Secretary Desk. It only measures 27" wide and it was the perfect size she needed.
Annette scraped the dated gold grid off of the glass and removed the inside cubby. (I despise painting cubbies! I'm sitting at a desk right now that has a cubby and I had to paint that thing twice because I hated the first color I used so much. Come to think of it, I think my handsome handy husband finally finished it for me.)
Annette and her husband spend their winters in Florida. She was looking to achieve a coastal & beachy feel with this piece. She painted it a light gray and then did a whitewash over it all.
The inside was painted using American Paint Company's Surfboard.
I love that color. Nice and delicately light. It goes together well with the exterior.
So there would be no mistaking what the new purpose of this Secretary is...(no getting coffee for the boss anymore, she'll be serving drinks!), Annette added an invitation to the party on it, by painting "The Bar" on the outside of the slant top desk door.
Once that door is opened, you see the real party begins. The bar "Is Open".
Annette also painted some fun numbers to each of the three drawers.
As you can see, it fits that little wall perfectly and it also holds it's liquor very well, too!
Well done Annette! Annette says she just flips furniture for herself and her family. Someone once said to her "only do it for love, 'cause when you start charging money they start bitchin'". Annette writes, "Sometimes I totally reinvent a piece and sometimes it's just painting and changing hardware. I've made kitchen islands out of maple buffets and outside potting benches out of old doors. All because I love doing it!"
Thanks so much for sharing your furniture flip Annette! We'd love to see what else you've done.
Dear readers, you don't have to flip furniture for a profit to be featured here. If you have a piece of furniture that you've made over, let's see it! Email me before/after photos and info you'd like to share to email@example.com. Your flip might inspire another person!
See you tomorrow!