The woman who sold this to me said her father who had been a military man all his life had bought this in Carmela at least fifty years ago. He loved these pieces and kept them all his life, his daughter got them when he passed. She had them for years in her garage but wanted to let someone buy
them that would use them, that would be ME.
I gave her a coat of Kilz oil based primer because lately all the older furniture I have been buying has been bleeding through the paint so I wasn't going to go ahead without using the oil based primer.
If you have looked at many of my posts I guess you can see that I really love the top being stained and the rest painted. I think it really adds to the character of the furniture to be able to enjoy the beautiful wood grain, and yet enjoy the beauty of the painted detailing.
Ooops, I forgot to take pictures until the furniture was at the sale. Like the end table this piece also sold within the first hour of the sale. I knew it would find a good home, much better then in a garage.
I painted the body in Valspar malt and the accents in Valspar honey milk.
I got the combination over at whitestreetinteriors.blogspot.com. She had this beautiful combination
of colors on a hutch. I knew I would be using it someday, I was just waiting for the
right piece of furniture.
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