two lessons learned while restyling vintage furniture

There’s been a couple lesson learned lately while restyling and painting vintage furniture. First, don’t pass up that chunky “Mediterranean” style furniture from the 1970’s. It IS possible to update and make them pretty. Often times, it’s a matter of filling old hardware holes and changing out the hardware for something you love. Lesson two I learned…check, double check, and have someone else check again that you have filled the correct hardware holes.

I thought I was being very careful, sadly, that is NOT what happened. Click to see in my last post and my hideous mistake. Jerry came in and saved my day and I was able to avoid a cocktail before noon (yes, I’m teasing, no I don’t need AA).

Clockwise starting upper left - we have Michael Caine, (Two Buck) Chuck, Marilyn) (my BFF GardenGirl & Rosie.

Clockwise starting upper left – we have Michael Caine, (Two Buck) Chuck, Marilyn (my BFF GardenGirl) & Rosie.

You can’t see these plates well, but each one has a different floral pattern in the center with a peachy pink and gold rim.

Union Jack & US Flag lap desks, and a beautiful painted plant stand.

Union Jack & US Flag lap desks, and a beautiful painted plant stand.

Lane Cedar Chest - this piece is amazing. Priced much lower than what we were seeing online. It's gorgeous!

Lane Cedar Chest – this piece is amazing. Priced much lower than what we are seeing online. It’s gorgeous!

We should have at least two more new pieces in Landmark Antiques before the weekend hits; below is a sneak peek of one of the pieces.

She doesn't have a name yet, but I'm anxious to get started on this cute sewing chair.

She doesn’t have a name yet, but I’m anxious to get started on this cute sewing chair.

I have one special piece that I’m working on currently (in all my non-existent spare time). I am looking forward to sharing soon.

xxoo Kris

 

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