The BEST before/after Makeover!.. by Eddie Ross

Okay, maybe that's an over statement... BUT I do refer to this 'secretary makeover' ALOT. In fact, I mentioned it today. You may have seen this plenty times before, but regardless- it deserves a little more recognition.

  The extreeeemly talented Eddie Ross really hit a home run with this side project. I'm not a fan of painting EVERYTHING, but there are some pieces that are begging for a makeover. These mass produced 'secretaries', more often than not, take up space and (dare I say) aren't that pretty. 

Oh, just wait.

Before ...


(boring old secretary, see it all the time)



They replaced the glass with mirror...(genius), put it back together, and.... 



Told ya.   Breath of fresh air...

It reminds me a lot of the Hallings Secretary by Hickory Chair- (that I love)-


Eddie and Jaithan are GOOD at what they do. To read the full story and to find out more about their makeover adventures, read the blog- Eddie Ross.


Eddie said of this piece "As a collector, one thing I've learned over the years is to be fearless. Just because something'€™s antique doesn'€™t mean it's precious. Don't be afraid to alter a piece to make it your own. Strip it. Sand it. Recover it in fabric you adore. Like I said, all wood is not created equal. If a chair's lines are good but you're not in love with the finish, paint it another color and you'€™ll probably be much happier with the result. I know I am."

AMEN, Eddie friend.

Now who's going to grab their paint brushes??

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