The very old painted blanket chest

teal painted blanket chest

Painting wood furniture is nothing new, if you can find a really old piece of painted furniture you have quite a find.  There is nothing like the patina of  an antique painted piece.  This dark teal blanket chest has been in my family for a very long time and I just love it.  It has soul I'm sure of … [Read more...]

Vintage Glory has come to Portland!!!

I read about it in my little local paper the Rivereast, an absolutely gorgeous shop that specializes in antique, vintage furniture and decor and they use Annie Sloan chalk paint on their stunning painted pieces!  It's called Vintage Glory and it's on RT 66 in Portland CT.  Hours are Wednesday thru … [Read more...]

The white dresser

Here is another piece finished, so nice to get things done!  This dresser is from the 1920's or 30's, built very well dovetail joints and all.  There were just a few small areas of missing veneer (filled with some wood putty and sanded) and the finish was quite dull.  Out came the Annie Sloan chalk … [Read more...]

A dresser and her doll

I've just finished this small, modest dresser.  This was a very satisfying project for me to work on.  The dresser is probably from the 50's or 60's is made of solid wood and has its original knobs, though I do think I may switch them out with some vintage glass knobs if I can find them. I used … [Read more...]

Server turned into bathroom vanity

When planning our new home we wanted to go as "green" as possible.  This means lots of repurposed and vintage.  We were on the lookout for a server or sideboard we could make into a master bath vanity.  We found one that was close to perfect, it wasn't a fine antique so we could cut, paint etc.  I … [Read more...]

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