Thursday, April 18, 2013


A while back I discovered that I had quit taking before photos.  Honest, it was not an intentional decision, I just get so busy pulling the next piece and quickly working to get it rolling along.  So I have no proof, but you'll have to trust me that this next piece was a Hot Mess!  Seriously I believe some of the previous repairs may have been made with silly putty stuffed into crevices and holes.  It was the lumpiest sort of mess.  We chiseled and sanded, and filled properly and often.  We glued and clamped and rebuilt missing pieces.  And "Voila`" she is new again.  Well not without some Linen MMS Milk Paint first.

It had so many mismatched pieces of hardware that we just started over.  I thought the Linen color might be more creamy in nature, but I would day it is not at all far off from Ironstone to my untrained eye.  Maybe if I had 2 pieces sitting side by side with both paints I might see the difference.
This piece chipped heavily without nearly balding itself!  :-)  I am so darn technical these days...
If you like primitive pieces, which I do have a fondness for, you will love this piece.  And yes, there have been those around my house that shake their head and wonder why I would say this piece is finished and ready to sell.  To each their own I say!
Actually I have an extremely healthy love for all styles and types of furnishings which is why my own home is such an eclectic collection.  It makes me all warm and fuzzy to have that collected look of worn hand me downs, new and stylish, and a bit of the unconventional thrown in once in a while.  I am perfectly content being a bit conflicted on my decorating style!

Hope Spring is blooming where you are cuz it's cold here today!!  Deb

Linking to:

 Furniture Feature Fridays
And a HUGE Thank You to Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed, for featuring my Sheet Music Dresser this week!

My Sheet Music Dresser was featured at:
  Thank you Sharon and the Ladies at Elizabeth & Co.!!


  1. I'm not nearly that brave! I've only used the milk paint with the bonding agent.

  2. you are so right!! If it gives you warm fuzzies then the right owner will appreciate it that much more!!

  3. i love her. she's got personality plus and textural history that can only come with age!

    stop by when you have a moment for eye candy and lovely, we'd love to have you.

    smiles and peace to you.


  4. I do like that color, and here you are getting an almost balding experience and I can't even lose a hair on my last try.



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