Monday, September 28, 2009

My "new" painted primitive furniture


I bought this cabinet for $5 at our Humane Society flea market! It is dovetailed and check out the back! It was missing the doors, but that's fine with me. I am going to put a shelf in the center where there used to be one, then put a homespun curtain to cover the opening. I am going to use it for shoes just inside our kitchen door at the new house. I was going to have my dad build one, but now I don't have to! I had seen a photo in a Country Sampler magazine that gave me the idea. I am painting it tan and then distressing it. Sorry to the wood finish lovers. I like painted furniture and I'm not even gonna think about stripping furniture! I put the first coat of paint on tonight and I'll post photos when I get it all done.



Now on to the red furniture. It's a darker red than what shows in the photos. It's a dark, barn red. I got the coffee table for only $10 at a thrift store. The legs were a little loose, so my dad glued them up tight for me. I'm going to distress it after the paint dries real good. It was a dirty white when I got it.

The tv cabinet used to be a wardrobe. Years ago, I had my dad set it up as a computer cabinet for me. He put in a sliding shelf for the keyboard. Two years ago, I decided to cut the top of the doors off and use it as a tv cabinet. It is very primitive and my dad keeps telling me to throw it out, but I love it! I'm going to distess it after it dries good, and then make a homespun curtain to cover the tv area. As you can see in the photo, I still have to paint where the tv is sitting. I store all my frames for stitcheries in the bottom.
So this is what I did today. After going to the eye doctor for my 2 year exam. Then my son and I went to visit my mom in the hospital. She had her second knee replacement today and is doing great!
I'll post updated photos when I get all this stuff finished. I still have one more antique cabinet to paint. I painted it about 17 years ago, and it's time to prim it up!

4 comments:

Linda ~~PrairieRose said...

I am anxious to see it when you get it all together Doreen! It's going to look Fab~~Love the reds! You have been doing to a lot of work,and you will have a very special new home!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Can't wait to see all your finished pieces! I've been praying for your mom and I am glad to hear she is doing well!
Kim

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Great idea with the $5.00 cabinet. I'm tired of shoes all over the utility room floor covered in mud!

Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts said...

Can't wait to see what you do with them!!!!!