I inherited this secretary years ago from my Grandma Mae. I've always loved it, but until now, it's been the repository for a mish mash of stuff: pottery, silver candlesticks, assorted crystal pieces. Basically, was full of stuff that I didn’t necessarily want to get rid of, but I didn’t really want to display either. Have you ever lived with something for years without really looking at it? That’s kind of what I did with this secretary full of stuff. I’d just pass right by it in my living room. Year after year after year….
So this is what started me thinking:
Yes, this is the inside of one of my kitchen cabinets. Are you impressed with the expert way my kids unload the dishwasher? All of those mugs perched precariously upon one another? Anyway, I also have a beginner’s collection of milk glass and jadite that has been relegated to the upper shelves of this very same cabinet.
So I decided that I'd break out of my many year rut and make some changes to Grandma Mae's secretary. Since I tend to be fickle, I didn't want to make any permanent changes to this favorite piece of furniture.
I pulled out some Graham and Brown Beadboard wall paper I had leftover from my bathroom project. I cut a piece to fit the back of the secretary and then painted it with the same pale blue/green color that I used in my bathroom. Then, using a couple pieces of double stick tape, I affixed the painted bead board wallpaper to the back of my secretary.
Now my heart sings when I walk into my living room!
Voila! I love it. I think Grandma Mae would approve too!
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