Friday, February 18, 2011

Ten Minutes

Ten minutes is all it took to quickly update our new secretary (yup, definitely keeping it. I love it!)





I had this marbled paper laying around and it worked really well with this piece.

I didn't have double-sided tape on hand so I just used regular table and rolled it (like you did back in elementary school).

I did it pretty haphazardly so I'll probably re-do it with real double sided tape in the future.. but for now it gives it a cool update. And it took all but 10 minutes!

44 comments:

  1. Love! Such a quick, simple, chic update!

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  2. Looks even better now if that can be! Love the lines and that marble paper gave it a little kick!

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  3. Wow! Totally inspiring. I've wanted to do something with marbled paper for a while and this is the push I needed!

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  4. I love that paper, it really works well & modernizes the piece a bit. Great job :)

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  5. LOVE that piece!!

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  6. Drool-worthy! It would remind you to slow down on a daily basis and take time for the important things in life, ie. hot chocolate by the fireplace and lots and lots of hugs!

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  7. Loving the marbeled paper on the inside!

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  8. that looks amazing! and i love your application of the old school tape rolling ;)

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  9. Bryn, Your secretary looks amazing!! And I am loving the paper you used!!

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  10. looooooove!

    I just recently visited the Mr. Goodwill hunting blog and his post he did where he talks about meeting you is the sweetest thing. Eddie Ross seemed like a close second:) adorable. He seems like a nice guy.

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  11. I agree with Annie, another shot with the doors closed plz! Love this idea.

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  12. jenny | aubrey roadMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    omg, so great.

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  13. www.classiccasualhome.comMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Perfectly awesome. You should be proud.
    Mary Ann

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  14. love! thinking about doing this in my kitchen cabinets :)

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  15. oooh pretty! Could you take a shot of it with the doors closed too?

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  16. Wow what a big change that made to the already stunning piece! I love it!

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  17. Oh my gosh, it looks amazing!!

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  18. Love that paper! Looks great!

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  19. Camille @ the vintique objectMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    I love the swirly-whirliness, and how you arranged it so that you eye kind starts at the top and weaves it's way down to the bottom. Beautiful movement you created in a solid and straight-line piece of furniture.

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  20. So pretty! Love that paper, and the secratary is so unique and cool!

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  21. braxtonandyancey.blogspot.comMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Kinda trippy paper - but I love love love it! So glad you kept that piece - how could you not? Have a beautiful weekend.

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  22. I went and looked back at these pictures.... I'd like to note my walls are BLUE. it's so weird the camera captures them as beige-ish.

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  23. Definitely.. and I'll get better shots when I move all the excess furniture out of that room!

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  24. lol too funny. I just threw some things in there to see what it'd look like. It's definitely not styled ;) But thanks for the compliment!

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  25. Aimee@ the Functional SpaceMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Love this piece so glad you kept it!

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  26. super cute! can we get a pic of it with the doors closed??

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  27. THAT looks A-mazing! Don't you LOVE the papers available these days? I found two books at Marshall's last week for 2 bucks each. I ended up using a couple in our bedroom as temporary fillers in some HUGE frames until our artwork is ready. I LOVE them.

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  28. looks good and really unique. Love how it makes it look all sophisticated now.

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  29. Chassity (LookLingerLove)March 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Breaking out a favorite word, looks amazeballs. Very well styled, and the paper looks great!

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  30. Looks awesome! Love the paper choice and I can't believe it only took ten minutes!!

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  31. Looks great- well done!!

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  32. Absolutely, yes! That is a keeper!!!

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  33. Quick, easy, and beautiful transformation...just how I like them! Happy weekend, Bryn!

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  34. Jordan@the2seasonsMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    The paper is beautiful and only 10 mins, love it!

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  35. Love that! I have a quick question- I want to put up wallpaper on the back of my pantry cabinets- how do I make sure it sticks since I've never used wallpaper or should I just skip wp all together and do a stencil? Thanks girl - love your blog!

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  36. You did an AH-MA-ZING job! That paper is ridiculous. Love it!!

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  37. recycledconsignanddesignMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    That paper is stunning! I would never get rid of that piece...great job!

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  38. Awesome! I love that you gave it a fresh look with out the full paint job...a simple, easy for anyone to do fix. And the marbled paper? Yum!

    Cathy

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  39. fabulous piece! your updates makes it that much more charming! you find such amazing furniture! gush.

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  40. Lissa@AfterAdornmentMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Glad you decided to keep that secretary. It's a great piece and looks great with the marbled paper!

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  41. Stacy@RedDoorHomeMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Your secretary looks fabulous with the marble paper. I have been thinking about doing the same thing to a cabinet in my kitchen but just wasn't sure how it would work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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