Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wash Stand Telephone Cabinet...

There are some months when I am on the hunt for furniture pieces to paint for my booth, scouring CraigsList, searching the thrift stores and hitting up estate sales.  
But now and then I get a call or an email...

I have wonderful friends, friends who think of me when they have furniture to sell.  A couple of weeks ago I had one of those calls from one of those wonderful friends.  This friend was in fact the mother of my best friend and the furniture piece was this sweet antique wash stand with a little cupboard that had held their telephone in the upstairs hallway for as long as any of us could remember.

As loved and cherished as this piece had been in their home, another cabinet with even more history and sentimental attachment was on it's way to the house and this one had to go in order to make room.  

Just look at that hardware!  When I come across a piece with hardware this beautiful and complete, I typically choose to keep the paint finish simple and let the hardware take center stage.  A simple cleaning was all that this hardware needed.  I love the patina.

The cupboard door needed a bit of structural work and beyond that it looked to me like an empty frame begging for art.  I had toyed with the idea of stenciling on it, then went through my ephemera stash and found a piece of French sheet music that I had been holding onto for a few years.  It was the perfect fit for the door.  It was meant to be.

Annie Sloan's Old White and Clear Wax was all this piece needed as far as paint finish goes...simple, clean, elegant and lovely.
A big thank you to the Mattson family for thinking of me when a piece of furniture needed to go.  

This little cabinet was a pleasure to paint and is now available in my booth at Camas Antiques!

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