Stylish Secretary Desk {guest post}

This excuisite piece was created by Heidi from Lily Field Furniture. Liquorice is the perfect complimentary color for the natural wood interior!

Hi guys! It's Heidi from Lily Field Furniture back to share one of my favorite painted pieces yet!

When I saw this secretary desk on craigslist I knew it was a gem! I haven't seen one quite like it before in this particular style and size.

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I wasn't sure about what color I wanted to paint it and so it sat for a while. As I was working on this big media center in Liquorice, I decided I couldn't go wrong with classic black for the secretary as well. Just to give you an idea of how far a can of Country Chic Paint goes- I sprayed both pieces at the same time and still have about 1/4 of a can remaining. The buffet was 72 inches long and I painted it inside and out! I do dilute my paint a little for the sprayer so take that into consideration. Overall though you will be amazed at how far a quart will go!

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I have to say that this was one of my easiest pieces to refinish in a very long time. I have been cursed recently with horrible furniture issues (bleed through, peeling paint, more bleed through, etc). It was so nice (and rare!) to have one piece that just went according to plan!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw awhile back that I took a poll about painting the inside of this desk. I was really undecided and just felt like it was too beautiful to touch.

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Thankfully it was unanimous and everyone agreed- let it be! That's not something I say very often when it comes to furniture but it was definitely the right choice for this piece!

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Stylish Secretary Desk #DIY #furniturepainting #secretarydesk - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Just to recap on the process of finishing this piece, all I did was lightly sand it down before painting. That's not normally necessary with Country Chic Paint but since this was a glossier finish I wanted to make sure it adhered. After spraying it I simply sanded it down to distress and then sealed it with a coat of Tough Coat to protect it. Totally easy - for this piece anyway!! As you well know, Liquorice is my all time favorite black paint on the market- order some of your own today!

Heidi from Lily Field Furniture #2015blogsquad #countrychicpaint -  www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It's so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Jan Korteland
Jan Korteland


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