Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chippy Through Age and Use

It is indeed a fortunate day when a vintage painted chair is discovered. The multiple layers of paint chipped and worn to a lovely patina and the hints of past splendor in this chair make it a favorite find indeed.

The similar but not matching chairs lived in the same house at least from the 1960's, perhaps even earlier. 

There was a craze for crackling techniques and this chair looks like it was part of the party.

The green is so very vintage as are the cream and red.

The joints are firm, the chairs have substantial weight and are comfortable.

Thought you would enjoy seeing painted age.

Here is another piece, from the same era: a 1950 era Drop Leaf Kitchen Table.

and this vintage yellow bench shares the same time period.

Sharing with: Little Red House Mosaic MondayMarian of Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Friday, Jody and Stan of Rooted In Thyme: Sweet and Simple Fridays, The Thrifty Grove:Thrifty Things Friday, The Brambleberry Cottage: Time Travel Thursday, The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday, 504 Main: Tickled Pink, Chic on a Shoestring, Five Days 5 Ways:Free for All, Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Home: Favorites Friday, Donna of Funky Junk Interiors: Party Junk , Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Sunny Simple Life, Sir Thrift A Lot, Boogieboard Cottage, One More Time, Silver Pennies


  1. Oh my goodness.,...LOVELY all of those pieces! Love that table...a lot!

  2. The two chairs are divine! I wonder if they really were intentionally crackled. I have my grandmother's old wooden ice box. which she painted over and over and over in a creamy white. It's naturally crackled over the years and looks just like the chairs.

  3. There is just no way to get this authentic look without age!


  4. Joy, your pictures are outstanding! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi Joy,
    Wow, I just love the furniture. Those chairs are awesome. I brought one of those home a couple of months ago and y husband said, "when are you going to strip it?" lol! What does he know!
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  6. Great finds! Happy weekend,

  7. Beauties! Luck was with you to find these!

  8. Great finds Joy. Only time can create that wonderful crackled look. I have a liquid that creates the crackle, but not like that. That looks really time-worn. Love all the pieces. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. I have a few chairs that are "aged" over time. Some people think they are simply old and need painting... We use them whenever my husband's students come by so everyone has a seat. Yours are more detailed than ours.

  10. I love when I find an authentic chippy or distressed piece! I like to mimic it in my painting business, but the true blues are my favorites. Great share...

    Stopping by from Claudia's linky :)

  11. Amazing! I love the colors and the crackling. I can see why they are favorites.

    I popped over from Claudia's party. I've been looking forward to joining this meme for a long time, and finally took the plunge. It's been fun seeing what everyone shares!



  12. Love all these wonderful chippy vintage pieces! They would be favorites of mine also!


  13. I love the drop leaf table and the bench - I would have bought those too.
    Chairs are lovely but I've got too many chairs already!
    A lovely post Joy and I've come via Claudia's A Favorite thing!
    Shane ♥

  14. You make me remind some chairs in my barn ... I'd love to have a bench like yours. Happy weekend. Regula

  15. Lovely chippy chair and love that bench too!

  16. The chair is wonderful. The other pieces are also nice, but I just love the colors in the chair.

    And, I have a question. I love to look at the blog rolls of bloggers to get ideas for other blogs to visit. Many are blogs I also follow - I just have mine alphabetically - I know, boring! I am just curious how you decide which blogs go on which list.

  17. Have to say I am in love with those chairs, Joy. Oh my goodness, the colors and the chippiness make them works of art.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  18. They are lovely pieces, the colors showing thru the cracks are pretty. Great finds! Have a happy week!

  19. Wow ~ look at the colors in all that chipped paint ~ lovely vintage items for Mosaic ^_^

  20. I love old furniture and these painted pieces are wonderfully aged. The chair is a beauty to me. Some would chuck these in the garbage but not me. :) I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday. Pamela at playingwithmycamera

  21. I have a number of old chairs, but none as chippy as your find! Love it! Thanks for sharing them on Mosaic Monday.

  22. I get so excited when I find a piece of furniture that is so perfectly chippy that I don't have to do a thing but find a spot for it!

    Have a great week,


  23. Such a beautiful old patina...a piece of art...

  24. Such fun, crackling patina! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  25. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events. Thank you for sharing... hope you can join in again this week


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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