Some things you can't improve...

Hello all!  Okay, if you are covered in snow and not liking it, then divert your eyes for a few lines.... the weather in Tennessee is GORGEOUS!!!  I am a pretty positive person, but I am still a little worried that there may be an icky cold snap... so I am waiting on those ferns for the front porch.  Seriously, though, it is so nice and I have been feeling more alive!  Now, when it is 100+ with humidity here and you snowy ones have lovely warm, breezy weather, you can gently rub my face in your good fortune!

So, last week I showed the little changeroo that I did to my kitchen.  And here is why... we found a piece that I loved as is... so much, that I was determined to find a place (any place!) for it.


Some things you can't improve on... like that color!  And the aged patina of the paint.  Now, if you really look at this piece, it is obvious that a drunk (or impatient) man painted it (Yes, I said MAN!)   There are drips and runs and the rogue thumbprint.  But, that just adds to its character!  And I love it with all of those things!


I really like how the painter sort of covered the little decorative pieces... like he couldn't decide to leave them gold or paint over them.  Who cares though?  



Now, I think most of you know that I have a little *problem* with ironstone.  But, you may not know that I go ga-ga over mercury glass.  I used to have it all sitting out on a long table and I loved the look.  I had to move it quick when the boy starting walking (and running and ramming...) It was in the industrial cabinet and it looked crammed in there, and I was never thrilled with it.  So, after doing the switch, I was so glad that it all fit on here.  I have a few new pieces and some silver mixed in, but a lot of it is old.  I am still looking for a mirror or something above the mercury glass.  A mirror I bought last week didn't work, so it will go to the shoppe... and it is a beauty!


Now, I know I said I couldn't improve on the piece, but I couldn't resist lining the drawers with some vintage botanicals! So spring-y and happy!  This piece stores all of our downstairs linens and stuff like batteries and odds and ends that we don't have another place for (no junk drawer in the kitchen.)

All this changing has made me move on to the living room as well.  I have some plans for that room and a can of paint that is *begging* me to put it to good use.  That room is going to get a small makeover.  Soon.  Very Soon!

bye for now!

24 comments:

  1. Wow ~ what a lovely piece. As is is just perfect! Have a blessed day.

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  2. That is whatcha call, "natural" beauty. ;) That would be hard to duplicate.

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  3. That is a beautiful piece, and your mercury glass looks especially lovely on it!

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  4. So pretty! I love furniture with that kind of character too...;).
    Oh happy day!

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  5. I have a piece like that that I refinished years and years ago when I got married. My father had used it to store hardware "stuff" in our basement for years - I bet this piece has the same kind of history! Also, be sure to line the drawers if you are going to store linens - the exposed wood will eventually discolor your linens because of the acids in the wood. This is why you see a lot of vintage linens with pink/yellowing stains, esp. on fold lines where they've been up against a drawer for years....

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  6. Ummm...I am not a man but I am one lazy painter. I may or may not have painted pieces with drips around! Character. It adds character. Yes, that's what I meant. Smiles. Enjoy.

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  7. That dresser is wonderful and your mercury glass collection looks perfect displayed on it. Great find!

    Danielle

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  8. How did you manage to choose the SAME things I love? mercury glass, well used furniture, linens.....and did I hear you mention ironstone...oh dear....looks fantastic
    Lorraine

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  9. This dresser is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and vintage charm! Great find! Love the botanical drawer lining! :) xo Heather

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  10. This is beautiful! I love all of the character and the backstory you've created for it :)

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  11. It looks fabulous! However, it brings up a recent "sad" memory for me. I fell in love with a sweet little, painted dresser at a recent estate sale....I waited too long to make my decision, and "my" adorable dresser went to live with another family...*sniff-sniff* But, I'm happy that you found your perfect piece....it looks great!

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  12. LOVE IT! Definitely no room for improvement on that piece, it's exquisite!

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  13. What a fun piece just as it is! And your mercury glass collection is awesome!

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  14. Gorgeous! And the mercury glass is wonderful, too!

    Nancy

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  15. That's beautiful! I love mercury glass too, and I can't think of a better place for your collection than right there1

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  16. that is indeed a gem... beautiful! i found you after visiting one of my favorite blogs today...urban farmgirl :)it was so much fun to get a little tour of your shop...it's wonderful! so glad to find you, i am a new follower. have a great week!

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  17. Oh my goodness.....I love your mercury glass!! So beautiful!

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  18. Michelle,

    NJ has been experiencing the same weather -- and I have no doubt it's because Easter is in April this year. :/ {If it were in March, we'd have snow!} I can understand your willingness to give up your beautiful chunky shelves. The bureau is perfectly imperfect. I too have a collection of mercury glass! Yours looks stunning displayed against that color.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  19. your mercury glass is fantastic! oh my goodness it's down right yummy!!!
    xo,
    Lulu

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  20. p.s. our weather has been crazy amazing as well...i keep waiting for what are we going to get for being blessed w/ such great weather so early,
    Lulu

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  21. Gorgeous piece - such great details! And I adore Mercury glass too!

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  22. Love your blog! Wonderful piece with excellent details. Your collection is displayed so well.
    Bristol

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  23. That dresser is amazing! You guys always find the best stuff...so wish I could visit your shop, Mary told me it was everything we love!

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