I completely agree with Dale, color makes me smile and I incorporate it into all of my refurbished pieces. Take a look at this free standing cabinet, a vintage Showers Brothers Company piece from Bloomington, Indiana. This cabinet was abandoned on a San Francisco sidewalk, missing hardware and had a few really bad coats of streaky brown paint. With help from my very supportive boyfriend we carried this piece three blocks up one of San Francisco's notorious hills, onto the light rail and finally another couple blocks home.
I was not yet the owner of the incredible orbital sander that I now have, thanks again to my amazing boyfriend, so I sanded this large piece entirely by hand. I believe this labor of love paid off. After about a week of late night sanding sessions I began with a coat of primer followed by a few coats of glossy white.
The vintage hardware was great but I wanted this piece to have a more modern and whimsical feel. I am not a hoarder by any standards, the complete opposite really, I like things neat everything with a home and a purpose, definitely not a collector of tchotchkes. On the other hand if an item has a purpose that I believe I will use in the future I will hold onto it. For instance, these wonderful glass drawer knobs were from a dresser I refurbished for myself when living in New York City about seven years ago. The vintage drawer pulls from this piece may one day find a home on a more modern item.
And since I named this post "Pop of Color" here it is! A fun mint interior to make you smile every time you open it. This piece is in great condition with wear consistent to the age but has so many great decades to go making you smile.
~ A B O U T M E ~
Creative Owner of Delightful Designs, a boutique where furniture is given a new colorfully chic life! Read more...
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