Friday, January 13, 2012

A Passion for Painting

My mom(Nancy) and I have been buying and selling Antiques for over 12 years now.  Anne has quite a few years under her belt as well.  It's amazing how excited we still get after we transform an ugly, or tired, unnoticed piece of antique furniture to something that is so adorable and loved once again.  It never gets old. We love to paint old furniture, but always give a beautful old antique a chance before we paint it. I was in the shop today, marking the furniture tags with the ASCP colors.  As I was walking around, I was remembering how ugly and tired most of the pieces looked. I thought I should share. 

Auction jan 001 (800x450)
Bad, really Bad! Dark, dingy, and ignored.

Jan shop 2 039 (800x450)
Until now. Look at her smile.

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 Painted in Annie Sloan's French Linen, she shines, with her little crystal knobs, and light tatter.  Adorable, and so much more usable now! 

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It's remarkable what new life paint can give an old piece of furniture.  This piece would be perfect as a night stand, tv stand, or extra storage in a bathroom. 

December shop 012 (800x450)
This dresser has seen better days.  She's been neglected and unappreciated for too long!

Jan shop 2 048 (800x450)
This by far is one of my favorite little dresser's we've had.  I don't know if it's all the jewelry she has now, which makes her look dressed up, but she's so cute. 

Jan shop 2 050 (800x450)

Jan shop 2 051 (800x450)
She is painted in Annie Sloan's Old White.  Dressed to the max in big and little crystal knobs, she's perfect for a bedroom, bath, or kitchen (hint, hint).

Shop pics oct 015 (410x800)

Jan shop 2 061 (450x800)
Fun and fresh now.

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This secretary is painted in Old White, with a light tatter, and hand painted numbers to give it a fresh new take on vintage. 

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Last but not least, a tired old desk.  We've had lots of requests for desks and this weekend this one is making it's debut. 

Jan shop 2 016 (800x450)
Great for a bedroom, living room or office, this desk is ready.  She's painted in Country Grey, and carries her original knobs with a light tatter to her edges.  This desk, along with all the other pieces shown here are still available. 

 I hope we have inspired you to breath new life into an old worn forgotten piece of the past.  Thanks to all our customer's today who braved our first midwest winter storm! Have a great weekend everybody!


1 comment:

  1. Your projects are all darling- I love French Linen and just got country grey but haven't tried it yet! Would love for you to share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog- going on all weekend!