Thursday, September 18, 2008

Painting antiques? Sure... most of the time

How cute is this dresser? My friend Marianne picked it up for her shop a few weeks ago when we were shopping at the Brimfield Antiques Show. It's hand painted.

I had a ton of fun redesigning Marianne's store recently using this and her other Brimfield finds, like these painted table and chairs.

We were definitely drawn to painted furniture during this trip. I know some people don't like to paint antiques. But here's my take: I would never paint an antique that is valuable or unique. But there are a lot of pieces out there that are rather ordinary... until someone paints them and then, wham, super cute.

And painted pieces can be so much more versatile. Today, white. Tomorrow, black. And then one day, who knows, pink with polka dots...

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~Trish~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment :) Love your blog! Can't wait to read more!

Caren said...

Loving the cute!

Cher said...

So true about the unique and valuable, but for all the rest, I keep a paint brush in my hip pocket.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I agree about the antiques. I have a few things that I know I won't enjoy "as is." Why not paint them, if it will increase our enjoyment of them?

Nik said...

oooh - I love that table and chairs!

Having two boys in the family - I'm not groovin with the pink polka dots...but I can certainly picture it for a friends daughter.