Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shades of Gray (Painted Furniture)

Karli and I love our gray furniture and evidently so do our customers.  Every time we bring gray pieces to our shows, they seem to go early so it only makes sense that my two newest old pieces get a shade of gray as well.

The chair is vintage and really quite comfortable.  Here it is as found.  It must have been used in a library with the "book" upholstery.


This walnut desk had belonged to one of Karli's friends.  It is extremely well built and sturdy.  The brass hardware is all original.  It was made by the Myrtle Desk Company in 1928.  Here are some "before" photos.

Original Brass Hardware

Dovetail Drawers

Turned Legs
After some gray paint, a completely different look.....

The chair got reupholstered with some khaki linen fabric for an "Restoration Hardware" look.  I think the desk and chair make a great pair.

Maybe I'll just keep these at my house.

Still painting,

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