Friday, August 31, 2012

Wonderful White

Long before Rachel Ashwell knew, our grand parents knew.  White paint makes just about anything wonderful.  Its starkness accentuates decorative details and it makes everything new and clean!!
 This sweet magazine table is charming with its new coat of paint ... and now it is ready for flea.o.logy, where it will fetch far more than it would have in its original brown paint.
The piece to the right was in need of some help when I got it.  It had sweet moldings and appliques, but was obviously missing feet.  Not really sure whether it was a radio cabinet or an ice box, I found the brown set of feet and with some adapting by my dh managed to marry them, happily, I might add.

Here is the cabinet after we helped it 'get back on its feet' (sorry couldn't resist) with a new coat of antique white paint to unite them. We had also added bead board to the back, which was missing entirely, making it more functional. A bit of 'distressing' and it will make the perfect night stand or side table for someone who appreciate shabby or cottage style ... again, headed for flea.o.logy.
This sweet and practical three drawer chest was one of those 'do it yourself' pine pieces that people purchased unfinished in the 1970's and finished to match their decor ... excepting that this one was never finished .... until today.

So here is a grouping, including a sweet old farm table that got a lovely coat of white paint as well, all joining other goodies for flea.o.logy this Saturday.  Check back in a few days for pictures of flea market fun and finds!! 


  1. Great makeovers! Good luck at your sale!

  2. Wonderful pieces! You are right, white paint makes everything magnificient!

  3. Beautiful shabby white transformations. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

  4. Very cute pieces!! (Love the one with the numbers) I'm your newest follower :)