Sometimes….

I wonder where the piece of furniture I have been lucky enough to find originated.  This gorgeous black dresser is one of those pieces.  There is no furniture manufacturer’s signature I can find anywhere.  It was only when painting the back hubby noticed the US Navy mark.

Having been raised in the Air Force it immediately made me think about the furniture we used at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska in the late 1960’s.  Similar in wood (mahogany), the furniture issued us from Base Housing wasn’t quite this quality. (Don’t get me wrong – I would LOVE to have every piece we had then NOW!)

Perhaps it belonged in an officer’s quarters somewhere?  At one time there was a mirror – I can see where it attached.  The drawers are lovely, the casters are original, the drawers are huge and slide easily still.  Love the lines!

We painted it in classic black (General Finishes’ Lampblack) because the finish needed help.  It would make a lovely sideboard in your dining room or serve as an awesome dresser as it was designed to do.  Put a flat screen television on top, hinge the drawer fronts and you have access with your remotes!

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Closeup - see those legs and casters?

Closeup – see those legs and casters?

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Wonderful hardware!

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One of the smaller drawers – lovely condition!

If anyone has further information, please share!  Happy October!!

Sharing with Embracing Change and Knick of Time

Waiting for the paint to dry

took almost no time but painting this little nightstand was only slightly less quick!  After a light cleaning and a light scuff sanding, two coats of General Finishes’ Millstone were applied for a fresh new look.  The old bat-wing handle was removed, the holes filled and a much nicer knob substituted.  Great size for beside your bed with plenty of room for all those things we need to make it through the night!

~SOLD!~

Last second before picture-cleaned, scuffed, handle holes filled (and laying on her back)

Last second before picture-cleaned, scuffed, handle holes filled (and laying on her back)

After two coats of General Finishes' Millstone

After two coats of General Finishes’ Millstone

Ready for a new home!

Ready for a new home!

I love quick and easy projects – especially on hotter days.  We are still experiencing unusual temperatures for the Pacific Northwest and yes, I am still complaining-lol!

Snow White (but not the Seven Dwarfs)

This is the coolest little dresser I have found in a while!  It is Canadian in origin from Wiarton, Ontario and has lovely trim that doubles as handles.  Four deeper drawers for lots of storage and it is now painted in Snow White with the top stained with Java gel stain – both from General Finishes.

No before pictures but it was dull and brown and the detail on the handles disappeared in the brownness.

~SOLD~

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closeup of the detail on the drawer

closeup of the detail on the drawer

Fresh, clean and waiting for a new home!  Happy July, everyone!!

New Things in the Shop!

Miss Sophia has completed another farm table set.  This one is done in a barnwood reminiscent color palette and has four large chairs to accompany the rectangular table!  All done with American Paint Company’s colors.

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closeup of the top

closeup of the top

And I brought in a matching, desk, bookcase and chair painted in my new favorite General Finishes grey.

~SOLD~

Desk and chair

Desk and chair

LOVE the fabric!

LOVE the fabric!

~SOLD!~

The bookcase

The bookcase

A hot week is forecast so painting will be put on hold I think!

Linking up with Knick of Time’s Vintage Inspiration Party

Views in the shop

We haven’t posted scenes from the shop lately so here are some new ones for you!

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The entry

Black Dresser and Beach Glass table – ~SOLD!~

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Front room to the right

White square table – ~SOLD!~

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Front Room to the left

Sackcloth Table & Chairs ~SOLD!~

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Dining Room to the right

Table & Chairs – ~SOLD!~

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Dining Room to the left

We’ll share more later in the week!

New Pieces in the Shop!

Miss Sophia brought in this terrific dresser this week!  She refurbished it in APC’s Homeplate and Smoke Signal, embellishing the details on the knobs, added a stencil and outlined the two top drawers.  Cute little Smoke Signal rings painted around the turned legs too.

~SOLD!~

APC's Homeplate with Smoke Signal details

APC’s Homeplate with Smoke Signal details

A Mid Century Modern Mengel nightstand out of Louisville Kentucky.  Original paper label, brand inside drawer and little Mengel Man button on the drawer edge.  The shelf is adjustable and the lines are classic!  The hubby and I had fun refreshing the finish which was timeworn.

MCM Mengel Nightstand

MCM Mengel Nightstand

Next up is this cute little primitive cabinet I found recently.  Perfect as a cabinet or beside your bed as a nightstand perhaps – great in the bathroom too.  The shelves inside are removable.  I added the applique but the glass door knob and cute hinges were already on it.

Original paint, cleaned and distressed.  Applique added for interest.

Original paint, cleaned and distressed. Applique added for interest.

Another Piece in General Finishes Millstone

A terrific neutral color that can stand on its own!  This old buffet was limed oak (another one!) and needed a lot of repair but the price was RIGHT!  Three drawers – one red felt lined – and two cabinet spaces with new glass shelves to replace the old ones that were chippy and rough.  Perfect as a buffet or to house a large television and all its “stuff”.

Repainted original hardware coordinates nicely with the new color

Repainted original hardware coordinates nicely with the new color

General Finishes Millstone

General Finishes Millstone

1970’s Drexel Makeover

Miss Evie’s mama owned this piece throughout her childhood.  It is heavy as all get out but it is such a quality piece and looks so fresh with GF’s Lamp Black paint and nickel hardware to bring it into the 21st century!

~SOLD!~

GF's Lamp Black on a vintage Drexel buffet/sideboard

GF’s Lamp Black on a vintage Drexel buffet/sideboard

Perfect as a sideboard or as a television stand!  Hinge one of the drawer fronts to allow access to those things we like tucked away – DVR, receiver, game systems, etc.  Plenty of storage left for games and other necessities!

We warned everyone on both FB and Craigslist to bring strong fellas to load this thing because it is so heavy!  When there are glamour shots available, I will add them.

Just lovely, Miss Evie!!

Miss Sophia’s Patina Green Table

Love this old round table with its dark stained top and Patina Green base.  Lightly distressed to age it a little, there is no leaf but at 44″ in diameter, there is plenty of room for four – 6 if they are friendly!  The original casters are on the pedestal to make it easy to move (and who doesn’t love old wooden wheels?)

GF's Patina Green pedestal - dark stained top

GF’s Patina Green pedestal – dark stained top

New things in the shop

Today we have a new full size bed, a lovely three drawer dresser and a fun laundry bag!

~SOLD!~

Heirloom White Full size bed set

Heirloom White Full size bed set

~SOLD!~

Dresser painted in GF's Patina Green with a dark painted top

Dresser painted in GF’s Patina Green with a dark painted top  

Wash Away Your Sins Landry Bag

Wash Away Your Sins Landry Bag

Have a terrific weekend – the last one in July!!!