Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
Don't you just love when you know exactly how old your "new to you" piece of furniture is?
I know I've spent many hours online trying to guess how old this or that piece of furniture is. Most of the time it's all guess work.
But sometimes I get lucky and the date is stamped right on the piece. This one says May 8 1830!
I nearly fell over when I saw this piece sitting at one of the goodwill stores I go to.
It was an instant love affair.
Yes, I could see she had seen a lot of love, and maybe a bit of abuse. Heartbreak even.
Bits of veneer missing..but what can you expect from something this old and this lovely?
love...yes love. I almost didn't want to give this one up.
I posted it on fb..and had lots of inquires..but one person stood out and definitely wanted it. She asked for a teal colour and I accommodated it. After all I do this to bring pieces of furniture together with their rightful owners.
Here she is!
I may have gone slightly overboard with the "after" pics.
But in my defense... it's spring and this is my first "outside" shots of the year.
Don't these knobs look FAB? I seriously need to make another trip to Hobby Lobby!
Lots of distressing..just like she was meant to have.
My Husband rolled his eyes when I brought out the wine to stage it with..my daughter laughed.
Doesn't everyone drink wine when they have to study?
sigh...I wish I could spend more time with her...but she is begging to go to her new home.
In just two days we will be leaving for a 10 day vacation. I'm sure to post pictures along the way, after all what's a good road trip without stops at hidden junk stores and flea markets?