Sunday, August 1, 2010

My take on furniture from days gone by'.

Welcome to my world......"Mimi's Vintage Charm"...... is what I'm calling it. I have become a collector of vintage furniture. I love the charm and character that these great pieces can bring to a home. They offer a timeless beauty and simple wisdom from days gone by'. Usually they are found in unexpected places.....a little table here, a dresser there or a long forgotten chair from the attic. I accept the furniture in any disposition whether it may need major repairs (I know a great guy at http://www.rivervalleywoodcraft.com), a fresh coat of paint, or simply lining the drawers with paper and polishing the hardware.

Come September, my vintage finds will be featured at:
Romancing the Home
707 Second Street
Webster City, Iowa 50595

Take a look at my first project that is already there. Here are the before pictures: a neglected table and set of four chairs in desperate need of a make-over. These items were found at a garage sale. They are the beautiful and classic Queen Anne style, but in need of some updating. I just couldn't pass them up.



After some fresh paint and new seat covers....here's the finished project! (I will work on my photography skills....but hopefully you get the idea)



Amazing what a little paint can do, don't you think? (Well, it's a little more involved than that...I forgot to mention lots and lots of sanding...but the end result is worth it) This table and set of four chairs is a great little collection to start with. As mentioned before, it's for sale at Romancing the Home in Webster City. The price is $275.00. Perhaps it's just right for your home...go check it out! I have some other projects in the works that I am very excited about. Stay Tuned!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on being able to sell your stuff in a store, Mimi! They look awesome. Can't wait to see more :)

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  2. I have to say, I haven't been able to stop thinking about this table and can't wait to start on my own projects. Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  3. Love this! You have such a good eye for these things!

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  4. Hey Mimi
    Very nicely done! Love the blog.
    Joy

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  5. I just can't get over how beautiful the table and chairs are!! We are in the market for a dining room table set!! :)

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