As I was browsing the aisles at my local Sullivan's Antique Mall, and where I have a booth, I came across an old smelly, beautiful, petite Chippendale Secretary. The price was $165. In my gut, I knew that I could make this beaten down piece of furniture into a beauty again. But I left the store without purchasing it. After days of it being constantly on my mind. I talked to my hubby about it and he said, "Go for it!". He knows that when I get something in my mind that I not only will do the work on it right away, no staying in the garage for years, but I will also make it work in our home. First, I had to get rid of some furniture to bring in the new old so I put an ad in the paper and sold two antique dresses quickly. The next Saturday, I went back to the shop and purchased the secretary for $150. Sorry, but I didn't get a before picture with it all together. Instead I thought about picture taking after I had it in pieces in the garage, sanding and cleaning before the priming and painting began. What can I say? I was excited! I didn't like the hardware that came on this, so I found some vintage pulls that I did like on eBay. I also had to have one glass in the upper door replaced. Now it lives in my Green Toile Guest Bedroom, happy and proud!