Friday, January 9, 2015

~it almost worked out…..~

I posted a few days back about secretary's.
I had found a good deal on one at a thrift store and was in the process of making it over.
I got about 3/4 of the way done and thought I better try it in it's spot before finishing.

Well, that's when I realized it was about 2" too big~I had measured incorrectly.
I did manage to place it on an angle which I think looked good, but standing back and looking at the room overall, it looked totally off balance.

I let my husband be the final deciding factor and he thought the same thing.
So, off it went to live with my friend Michelle.

Here is the before pic. and the halfway through picture.
I painted it a combo of grey and cream because I am real adventurous like that~ha!

I wish I had had another spot for it in my home, but I really didn't.
You win some, you lose some.
Cheers to the weekend~go Hawks!



Shabby Sheshe said...

Thank you my friend! I can't wait to rearrange & 'roll' her up the stairs!!!

MDezri said...

Too bad, but lucky for your friend!

Ashley @ Life with Kids said...

Since I live relatively in your area ... What thrift stores do you shop at? You always find the greatest things!!!

Far Ago Farm said...

Lucky's absolutely lovely!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

it's so wonderful, I would've found a home for it no matter what.

Marisa Franca @ Allourway said...

I have been looking for a secretary like that for YEARS!!!! I will keep my eyes open. Love the color.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your bad luck but I would have reduced or removed the feet and then considered again.

angie said...

Hi Melanie, your friend is blessed to have the secretary. Do you have some favorite thrift shops? You seem find great stuff! I live in your area and would love to know which shops you frequent and if there's a certain day of the week where more treasures abound? Thank you!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

How lucky is your friend? Now I call you a real good friend! I absolutely LoVe the gorgeous secretary! Oh my!
Yes, I would have been a moving something else around to make it fit....:) oh well, you just may find another just as perfect .
Hugs Marg.

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