Revive your treasures with paint

January 6th, 2009 in member junk     
sewitall sewitall, member
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the dresser was mine, from the 50's and had been redone later with one of those dark brown antiquing kits and was not pretty.  I sanded, primed and spray painted the exterior Heirloom White flat and the drawer fronts in a slightly different shade for some interest, Chenille satin, and got porcelain knobs on eBay for a song.  The little table was just a sad, brown, ugly little thing in the antique store. I sanded, primed and spray painted the same color as the dresser, Heirloom White flat.  Then I found the little magazine rack, also ugly and sad in another antique store.  Sanded,  primed and spray painted it the same color, Heirloom White flat.  They occupy a nice little nook in the bedroom and hold my favorite things.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, organizer, country, bedroom, table, cream, ceramic, paint, 50s

Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: Hi Sewitall,

Your fresh coat of paint brought these pieces back to life. Great job! Welcome to the site...have fun!

Take care
Sue Posted: 11:00 pm on January 7th
SnowmanHill writes: Painting does wonders doesn't it?! I love painted furniture, and have lots of it throughout my house! Thanks for sharing! Krista Posted: 1:40 pm on January 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! You have many great pieces there and the paint just freshens everything up! Thank you for sharing your finds with us.

Candy Posted: 10:33 am on January 7th
CottageElements writes: Great re-do on the vintage pieces. Paint is a great way to bring new life to them. Welcome to JMS and thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 11:29 pm on January 6th
MimiToria writes: Beautiful way to unite mis-matched furniture with the use of paint. Your three pieces are awesome and you should be so proud of them. I have done as well, but mine are roughed up to go with other pieces I am uniting together.
In my kitchen I painted 6 pieces black to make them work together. Paint is a wonderful and cheap way to spruce tired furniture up into great treasures like you've shown here.
Welcome and keep showing your projects.
Gretchen Posted: 4:54 pm on January 6th
shabbychick writes: I love your painted furniture - especially the little side table. My girlfriend and I firmly believe "white" is magic for tired, old furniture! We sell it, and also keep adding more pieces to our own homes as well - and a few scratches or dings here and there don't matter - gotta love that!! :)

Welcome to the JunkMarket - and looking forward to more of your projects!

Kathy Posted: 4:36 pm on January 6th
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