Friday, July 27, 2012

Future Additions to the Sewing Room

I’m feeling thrifty this weekend so I’m going to paint this country desk white for my sewing room. It needs a more modern make over.
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I also found this old shelf that I’m adding to my sewing room. The finish isn’t in great shape but it’s DEFINITELY old.
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I’ve never seen anything like it. It folds up flat. Check this out!
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I’m always torn when it comes to antiques. Should I paint it to match the white furniture of the sewing room or just keep it in it’s distressed shape?
What would you do?

4 comments:

daiseyjayne said...

geez, I just wrote a whole long comment and it disappeared! Anyway, Ive read some posts where fine pieces have been painted and ruined. I paint furniture but not anything antique or very fine. If your not sure ask an antique dealer. I think those shelves are so cool! And if you choose not to paint they will provide a beautiful contrast to white pieces and act as an anchor in your room. Does the piece "talk to you" as is? If so I say leave it:)

Anonymous said...

Hey! I have a piece very similar to your piece. I keep her as I inherited her, old finish, blemishes and all. From what I understand they were made to fold flat so they could be transported easily in a covered wagon! Now maybe that's bunk, but it seems feasible to me. I do love painted furniture, but this one I just let add patina and texture to a room.

Lynne said...

I'm not sure what I would do with it or what I would use it for so I'll be interested to see what you do!

mammafairy said...

I love the fold up shelves. I have a more modern version. I think I would carefully sand down and treat with something like Danish oil, to bring out the grain.

I love your work station too!