Thursday, April 4, 2013

i'm taking your advice...

Thank you all so much for taking the time to give me your 2 cents yesterday!
You guys totally took me by surprise, 35 out of 56 said 'leave it as is.'
And, almost just as many thought the inside should be highlighted with a lighter color,
fabric or paper.  

The one comment that stood out was from Anonymous:
 I thought her suggestion was great...
use it 'as is' for a while, after that if you are itching to paint it, then go ahead.

So, for now I'm leaving it 'as is' which means:
 You saved me a lot of work (thank you!)
 and very soon you'll be seeing it all styled up
with my mom's beautiful accessories...I can't wait, it will be fun to play with new things!

I've decided there isn't a secretary desk I don't like...

thebungalow.blog.com
 Stanley Furniture
 Pottery Barn
 exuberanthome.com
 houzz.com
 Lonny Magazine
 Decorpad.com
   Decorpad.com

It was funny, Joanne asked what my mom would like, I did ask her, btw. 
She said, 'Surprise me, but not that green in your dining room!'  :)

Have the BEST weekend, friends!

A fun surprise is on the agenda for Monday, I was on the fence about a purchase,
 but I pulled the trigger and can't wait to share it with you!

25 comments:

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Yay! I think it's going to be beautiful by the time you work your magic!

Anonymous said...

I agree! I have been a fan of secretaries forever. Just difficult to use the drawers below when you are working. Just takes planning what to put in them - enjoy it.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great advice..I love secretaries too...I have a Jasper secretary and wanting to give it a facelift by just adding fabric to the back....and maybe later, decide to paint it...but it is a beautiful cherry finish, so hard to make that decision.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!!

Julia Konya said...

I can't wait to see it styled. I also love secretary desks.
Have a great weekend!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Great idea to leave as is. Anonymous, said it well, you always have time to change it or paint it.
Can't wait to see what cat you pull out of the hat on monday for all of us to see. TFS> ana

Kim said...

Oh I love secretaries ... you can switch them up very easily and that makes me happy! Love Your Mom's comment!! Happy Friday! xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sure it will look great all styled with your Mom's things, Pam! Can't wait to see how it looks. I love secretaries, too. They are just such a pretty piece of furniture.

Danielle said...

So pretty. Love all the images of other secretaries. I always think it is best to live with something and then decide. Happy Friday! x

designchic said...

I so agree, Pam. Just love the look and so functional too. Just love the last one!! Happy weekend ~

Lori said...

Such pretty photos! Have a great weekend Pam!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This post is so perfect for what has been on my mind, I might have to steal it for my blog :) Cannot wait to see your new purchase!!!

Since I have been looking at secretaries on CL to make into a bar for one of my friends, I have been thinking wouldn't one make a fabulous vanity table? I love my new vanity but it doesn't have any storage. A secretary has all those drawers beneath for jewelry and makeup, the middle part with the fold down area would be perfect for a little mirror, and above where the glass doors are could house all sorts of a lady's pretty things, boxes and framed photos! *sigh* wish I could do this - but not enough room. Can someone else out there please please please do this? :) (Pam??)

Dana Frieling said...

What's she have against green?! ;) That exuberant home image...so unique. Love it!

Amanda said...

yay! I think you made the right choice! Its going to be beautiful

Monica said...

I love secretary desk and the photos you have here are so beautiful.

Leslie said...

That last photo is stunning Pam! Have fun with this piece, it will be gorgeous when you are finished:)

Happy Friday!
xxleslie

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Missed the post....sorry.
Great solution.
Give it time!
Maybe Mom will come up with an idea down the road.
Now a surprise.....Oh Boy!

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, problem solved! Now you can have fun styling it. :) Love the photos ~ so many beautiful pieces of furniture.

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Pat

Michelle Helsel said...

I would leave it as is. It is beautiful and once you style it, it will look even more beautiful.

annie@ l o v e l y t h i n g s said...

Styling it is way more fun that painting it first...enjoy! I love a secretary desk...any one of these!

Vel Criste said...

Ditto Pam! I am so inlove with secretary #4! Do you know where it's from? Have a great weekend dear!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Such gorgeous options. I agree that styling it with the right accessories is the first step and then if you're still not happy with it, add wallpaper or paint it out.

Nicole Scott said...

Style away Pam! It's going to look great...and oh...all the free time you'll have :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see it....I'm sure it will look great!

Nancy said...

glad you didn't have more work ahead for yourself. You'll style it beautifully I know! Hope youre having a great weekend. Can't wait to see your surprise!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Christy James said...

This makes me want one, too!!
XO,
Christy
Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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