Edited to add: My mama informed me this piece is from the 50's.....not the 70's.
One day a while back my mom and I were strolling through downtown Fairhope looking in our antique and thrift stores. We had been through several, and nothing had caught my eye until I saw this baby: Now to most people it would look dated and…..well…..kinda ugly, but I knew better. What really sold me on this piece was the fact that my mama has this exact piece in a larger size. I grew up with this piece, and I’ve seen it in many different paint colors and finishes. I KNEW what it could be…..At $300 this piece was more costly than my normal thrift finds, but it is a great piece of furniture….solid wood construction….velvet lined drawers….well worth the price (Which was 40% off by the way). It was on layaway for a couple of months (yes layaway), and then Andrew brought her home……
Believe it or not, this $2.99 plate from TJMaxx was the inspiration for my piece….I KNEW I wanted that blue with brown detailing on my piece, and I went from there…..
We sanded and sanded and sanded and sanded and sanded and then rolled on 2 coats of antique white. It covered very well.
After the paint was dry I rubbed some Smoke glaze on to antique it.
And here she is today! I love it and what it does for our dining area. It’s now the focal point, and I look at it constantly! I am in furniture love……..
The back panel and recessed doors are painted Halycon Green and glazed. I love the original hardware, and I think it looks amazing on the piece now it’s redone.
Right now it’s covered with my thrifty finds, but my Santa dishes and Santa Clauses are on their way!
Before and after
This piece was so much fun, and I can’t wait to find my next piece that needs a little lovin’!
I’m linking this to:
and Miss Mustard Seed on Friday.