May I introduce you to Madame Secretary of MRS Designs headquarters. She is a woman of few words. She resides over many of the ins and outs of correspondence, and keeps everything tidy.
With humble beginnings she was beautifully crafted many years ago.
Fitted with two top shelves, carved legs, and a handy drawer, she was very exquisite on the outside. And as it is with most things though, her true beauty was deep within. Women are complex! She was not very happy with her aged "orange" look, and begged to be updated. With careful thought I began her transformation.
Paris gray chalk paint by Annie Sloan seemed the best choice. A bit conservative, but I wanted to retain a classic, airy look. Sometimes, ok all the time, when I am repainting something I tend to go through the "ugly stage" of the process. It's usually when I am halfway completed that I start to second guess.
This makes me and Madame Secretary moody and worried. But stay the course...it's only paint after all!
The real fun about repainting a piece is when you age it. All the curves and carvings are highlighted and come to life like magic.
Excellent Madame Secretary!
Here we dressed her all up for fall.
We did have to deal with accessories...the chair. It was orange too if you recall. So I made a slip cover out of hemp linen and couldn't help but embroider it with my initials, MS :)
Helpful Tip: Don't forget to piece it together inside out for easy fitting and stitching.
A cozy corner to read. Thank you Madame Secretary.
Now don't be moody!
Remember reuse, renew, repurpose.