Everyone, this is one of those pieces of furniture that is just amazing. Solid, fantastic construction that I literally picked it up for nothing while my husband and I were out looking for tag sales a couple of weekends ago. Seriously, I got such a great deal he didn't even believe me that it was actually wood at first.
But, there is was...horribly worn finish, yes, but all original pieces and signed. Sigh.
I knew that I wanted to paint it a fun color, but minimally distress it. Pieces from this era are just too modern for lots of fussing and distressing.
I painted the piece a deep royal/navy blue and, when dry, just barely distressed the edges to show some natural wear. I wanted to accent the feet and break up all the blue so I painted them the palest shade of gray and gave them just a bit of a heavier distressed look for contrast.
Here's a before shot for comparison.
And, after. I love pieces that are so versatile. I can picture this equally in a child's room or in a vintage inspired living room or office.
The sweet globe, which lights up, by the way was a recent thrift store score. Pure vintage goodness!
This is just one of the pieces that will be for sale next weekend when I open up my garage and sell all the fun things I've been collecting and working on this summer.
If you're local be sure to stop by on the 24th!
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