Here’s what we have so far.
Why is it that when it’s time to paint, I shy away from doing anything to ‘weather’ a piece? I don’t want to mess with a fresh coat of paint. It looks so clean, so sparkly! So for the moment, at least, no sanding. I did add a few coats of paste wax to protect the finish.
Notice the ugly holes in the back are missing? Patti suggested covering some foamboard with fabric to cover them up. Wonder of wonders, I had some foamboard on hand. (Why, or for what project, I don’t know.) The fabric is vintage, from some 40’s era curtains. I chose it because it picks up the red theme in our den.
I haven’t done anything with the slide-in board yet. Today, I plan to run some errands, one of which is to buy some desk accessories for next to nothing.
Hopefully, the final reveal will be in a couple of days.
Tomorrow: Defending the Small House: Clutter. I should just take a photo of every room in this cottage – as is – to show what not to do.