A few things came home with me from Springfield.
Things that needed a bit of loving care before I hauled them to my space at Ohio Valley.
Chalk paint and painted furniture were everywhere at the Vintage Marketplace and I had to ask myself, are we going too far with this painted thing?
Don't get me wrong. I was a faux finisher and decorative painter for years.
As the trend for residential walls slowly faded, furniture just escalated.
Now most big time finishers take on commercial projects but us small beans people can revamp a kitchen or a well loved piece of furniture to update it for a home owner.
That said here are a few pieces that truly did need a bit of coverup to make them pretty again.
A poorly painted piece of provincial could not help but be improved with some Provence blue.
Seriously ugly before.
Cuter and much more in keeping with a modern vintage vibe after.
Sold in a day!
The mirror next to the newly pretty table had a shiny brass (not in the good and trendy way) frame.
A bit of French Linen and Old White dry brushing and some dark wax and she sold right away as well.
A closer look at old Mr. Brassy all face lifted.
I have a kitschy love affair with those gold plastic Syroco wall sconces.
However I can assure you no one who shops my space has the same adoration.
Add some paint and a bit of distressing and off the shelf they fly.
I am also in love right now with Annie Sloan's Antoinette.
Pink has always been a favorite color of mine and this soft powdery shade is just yummcious.
I even painted my front door pink.
It is now a perfectly hued entry to Frippery Farmhouse.
More of that kitschy gold transformed to fit with any elegant room.
You see what I mean?
Not everything should be painted just because we can, but some things simply NEED paint.
One more case in point.
I have had these very nice italian prints in hideous fake marble? burl? tortoise?
...something... frames, forever.
I see these at Goodwill all the time.
I have just begun to add some paint.
Better already and not even half done.
These sweet things are heading for my dining room.
What do you think of the painted furniture trends?
Brights vs. pastels?
Yours in a rainbow fog, P.