Vintage Kent Coffey Bow Front Dresser in Lincoln’s Hat

A gorgeous piece newly painted in Lincoln’s Hat which accents the lines and original hardware beautifully we think!  Clear wax finishes the process and gives the color depth and a satin feel.

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On the sleeping porch so its at an odd angle-sorry!

On the sleeping porch so its at an odd angle-sorry!

We love our American Paint Company chalk, clay and mineral paint as you well know if you have been following this blog for long -lol!!

Vintage Secretary in a Gorgeous Custom Mix Paint

One of our blessing (see that story here) pieces, Miss Sophia took it home and invested lots of work and lots of love in it!  She was trying to match (and did a darn fine job of doing it!) Coco with APC’s colors.  Vintage Wallpaper lines the back of the display or book shelves .

Tall and gorgeous!

Tall and gorgeous!

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Vintage wallpaper inside

Vintage wallpaper inside

 

All the pretty little cubbies

All the pretty little cubbies

 

Farm House Table and Chairs in APC’s Rushmore

Miss Sophia and I chose the fabric for this set and are thrilled that Rushmore is such a lovely unexpected match!  The large table has been dark stained and the base and chairs are painted and dark waxed.  Check out the chunky legs and the new fabric on the seats too!

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The set

The set 

The chairs are old ones, manufactured by Northwest Chair out of Tacoma, WA.  They cleaned up nicely, love the details!

The lovely fabric

The lovely fabric

Available in the shop for $495

A gift to us!

Here she is!

Here she is!

 

A closeup of the lion's head

A closeup of the lion’s head

 

The back - new hardware, new nailheads

The back – new hardware, new nail head trim on the new upholstery

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Not how we were gifted, but it turns out looking like this after some hard work and some new parts!

First of all Miss Evie manufactured a new seat cushion and revamped the seat back.  LOVE the nail head trim.  I think her choice of fabric is inspired!  (Little does she know – we are planning to put her talent to good use after this!)

Some stripped out screw holes needed filling and re-drilling.  Some new hardware needed to be ordered (by far the biggest expense – but so pretty!) and attached.  Some old hardware needed to be reattached after some bizarre slotted very sharp screws were finally removed with vice grips (again, our Miss Evie!)

Other than that a good cleaning and waxing restored beauty but not perfection because she is OLD after all!!!! (Miss Evie is stressing a little over some filler that didn’t quite match but she is OLD!)  Very comfortable seating and here she is in her new glory!

Thank you to the ladies who brought her to us confident, I hope, that we could make her useful and lovely again!

A new vintage dresser in GF’s Millstone

I love chalk paint – we all do –  but I also love General Finishes’ Milk Paint – this color is MIllstone which we chose to offset the gorgeous handles on this dresser.  (The last time I featured a piece done in their milk paint the company called to see if we wanted to stock it – very flattering but not feasible at this time.)

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This is a lovely vintage dresser that I bought the second I saw it even with the tired, scratched finish – yep, the handles got me and the rest didn’t matter.  Upon further investigation, I fell in love with the lines, the drawers – one has a removable change holder and one is deep with cedar lining – and as always, the wooden casters and the craftsmanship.  No markings as to who made it – too bad.  (I try to have the hubby double check me so that I don’t buy a huge “project” but this one was loaded before he even saw it – he grumbled a little until he unloaded it and then agreed it was a good purchase!)

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Lovely hardware!

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Beautiful lines!

A little styling – needs a lamp!

Both hubby and I agree we love this milk paint – it covers beautifully, goes on like “butta” and waxes to a soft sheen.  We will continue to use it!

Miss Sophia’s Pretty New Desk

Goodness, it’s been a little over a week with no new post-sorry!

Miss Sophia worked on this little desk and turned it into a real charmer-again with her new technique for the top and CCC’s Young Kansas Wheat.  Love all the drawers!  The lines are charming and the drawers are spacious.  The perfect place to write a letter (a book?) , do homework, explore the Internet….

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IMG_9699Happy November, everyone!