Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vintage Painted Furniture

The beauty in the weathered paint colors on the totem collage fits in with the wonderful ways of painting that is seen on so many pieces of repurposed furniture shown on so many blogs and at the fairs (in my area The Olde Farmhouse on June 17th).
Painted furniture. Faded, layered, sanded, waxed. 

I love finding furniture that has aged without help. The two stools below fit right in with vintage books.

The small red bench below finds its way into many displays and vignettes, haven't touched the paint or helped at all with the wear.

The blue trunk below has its original paint and great aging (was stored on my shed deck under piles of stuff for years).

The red wooden chairs did get a repaint with a good match to their original paint color (ASCP Primer Red).

I've included this wonderfully painted and crazed chair. Great color and texture, no help from me.

Another wooden piece, a stool, was again left untouched (aside from a good washing). Love the layers and wear.

The top of the stool with its faded charm.

You may have noticed I love chippy painted, aged wooden furnture.

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  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.
    Interior Design Idea

  2. I do love this tendency to leave painted furniture as is. BUT, I also love those two red chairs. Beautiful, and my favorite shade of red.

  3. Wonderful patina is something we just can create - it creates itself! Gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful patina that only God can create! Really pretty pieces!


  5. Love the Heritage colors it is always nice to find nice examples . Have you though of doing paintings like you used to do? I would like one. ttys have a great day Rob

  6. This lovely post will give me sweet dreams of finding the perfect patina piece at a sale somewhere tomorrow.

  7. Nothing better that naturally aged paint. No matter how hard we try ... it cannot be copied.
    Love the old blue trunk.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Wow... this is one fine collection of the perfect patinas! Something we all strive to do, but nothing beats natural. Gorgeous!

  9. I, too, love the chippy look! Hilariously, when we refinished a dresser to "look" old, my niece said, "You painted that? You know you 'missed' all the edges right?" Hilarious! The things we do for style. Love your authentically-aged pieces. :)

  10. All the chippies I love! There's always a need for a little stool. A trunk like that is hard to find these days I've had about three and when I changed decor, I sold them because I have no storage place. I bought a repurposed one on Saturday, but it's too redone. I prefer the chippy look. I'm gonna distress it and make it like I want it. I absolutely love!

  11. Hi Joy,

    Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  12. Wonderful vintage furniture. I have a modern home, nothing like that. Too bad, I really like it.
    Visiting from Blue Monday

  13. So many gorgeous weathered and much loved pieces of furniture. I like the blue-green paint.

  14. Joy, I started off loving your vintage furniture and a quick explore of your blog finds that you use Picmonkey and you have some great tutorials - I will be back after I have finished my Blue Monday visits as I can't wait to read more. Thank you
    Wren x

  15. I love that little yellow stool -- it has seen a lot of transformations! That's a fabulous trunk and perfect for a coffee table :)
    If only they could all talk -- what stories they could tell!

  16. They look artistic!

  17. How nice it would be if the old furniture could talk, What great stories they could tell.

  18. I happen to read LV's comment! I think about that when I look at old phamily photos. My mother lost her dad and older brother in a mining accident when she was barely 13. I have a photo of her and her sisters and I often wonder how sad they must have been!
    I do love the weathered look on furniture pieces. I have a beautiful wooden chair that belonged to my parental grandparents. It needs a new paint job and a friend recommend giving it the vintage look! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

  19. Everything is so perfectly chippy! I know a lot of re-finishers try to achieve this look, but nothing beats an original. Thanks for sharing @ TTF! :)

  20. Oh my goodness! What a lovely collection of authentic layered paint!!! Girl, you're gonna be featured tomorrow at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party!

  21. Joy, I too love it when age works it's magic! Fabulous trunk and oh the love of chippy chairs and little benches! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Joy, you can't beat natural distressing. I love each and every one of them. Thank you for sharing them.

  23. It was fun to view this variety of furniture and colors ! :)

  24. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again today :)

  25. I've just pinned this-I love old chippy furniture!

    Thanks for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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