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!