Secretaries are charming and are perfect in nearly every room of the house.  They just speak to me …

I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this piece at a local thrift store ~ I snapped it up instantly.

I purchased a few quarts of the famed Annie Sloan chalk paint (at $40 a quart) to see what all the fuss was about and used “Greek Blue” on the secretary. It was creamy and easy to use but the price point is steep.

It’s been a long time since I’ve chosen brass over oil rubbed bronze or silver but it looks great against the blue.  

I mixed brown glaze with paste wax to slightly darken the piece.  If you’d like to see it, please visit The Plaid Rabbit on Mound Street in the Village of East Davenport.