Monday, December 5, 2011

Update on The Painted Secretary

I wanted to share a quick update on my painted secretary. You can read the original post here.

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This is where we left off.

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I have added the television.

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I had to reinforce the back of the secretary with a piece of 1/2 inch thick plywood then I attached a wall mount TV stand. Now, the TV is out of sight when not in use. I also added a few accessories. I am not one to go “purchase” accessories just to have them. I usually wait until I discover something that I really love because I tend to keep things a very long time before changing them. Such was the case with this little Chinese trinket box.

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The colors go with my color scheme and it is a reminder of our travels to China. As I told the clerk at the antique shop where I purchased this, it is very difficult to find quality souvenirs in China. There is a tremendous amount of very inexpensive knick knacks in the street markets but finding something of a little better quality is difficult.

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This piece is actually a music box of the Imperial Palace or the Forbidden City as we know it. I use it for a ring box.

Another project checked off my list!

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I’ll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.