Secretaries are regal in bearing and offer great flexibility with shelves for books or keepsakes peeking out from behind gracious doors, a desk that folds out when you need it and closes to hide your papers when finished plus three large drawers for storage.

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The owner of this secretary received it as a gift from her neighbor, a gracious ninety-something woman.

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The piece had been well loved and needed a face lift for the owner’s new home.

A creamy off-white shows off the nice lines of the piece and the gray interior color helps to emphasize the grill pattern on the cabinet doors.

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Before photo

I hope the neighbor would approve of the secretary’s new look.
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I’m smitten with the Secretary, having painted three of them in the past six months.  There is a smaller blue Secretary for sale at The Plaid Rabbit if this inspires you to get one for your home.