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Vintage Furniture Finds
I’m excited about the 3 vintage furniture finds I nabbed at the junk shop last week. One will be painted, one will just be cleaned up, and the other I haven’t decided about yet. It’s always nice when I come home from a junkin’ trip with furniture to work on.
The first piece is the Lane cedar chest that cost me $15. It’s missing a piece of trim and Mr. Butler, the owner of My Favorite Junk Shop, had to replace one of the back legs….not exactly the same but it’s in the back and it will do. There are quite a few scratches on the top of the chest and white paint splotches here and there. The round lock is missing.
I wonder if someone removed it because of safety issues. This is an excerpt from the United States Consumer Product Safety Comission about the locking latches….The old style latches on all “Lane” and “Virginia Maid” brand cedar chests manufactured between 1912 and 1987 should be immediately removed by consumers to eliminate the locking hazard. The chest’s lid automatically locks when the lid is closed. Find more info on replacement latches here.
I need paint ideas for the cedar chest. It has all those lines on the front and I thought about something similar to the piece above. They used white wax to accent the details. The cedar chest would be pretty in something like Blue Sage from Kilz.
It might be pretty in green like the cedar chest above. I painted this cedar chest many years ago. You can see the legs are similar and the chest has a lot of linear lines similar to the chest I just bought.
The second piece is a small white table. As you can see some of the decorative pieces on the top leg corners are missing and have been replaced. Not exactly the same but they will do especially after the table is painted. The price was $10.
It reminds me of this table I bought many years ago at the same junk shop. All I did to this table was clean it up and distress the paint a bit more. Do you think I should paint the small table white and stencil the top?
Or it might be pretty painted a sunny yellow like the nightstand above.
My third furniture find is this chippy green chair. Isn’t it perfect. Well, it will be after I clean it up and wipe on a couple of coats of wax. No painting for this chair. You guys know how I love green. The chair is missing the center brace between the legs. Oh well.
I believe the style is Windsor with Fan Back or Braced Back. I need to look at the bottom of the chair and see if there are any markings or factory tags. I doubt it.
I bought the tic tac toe set because I’ve been seeing a lot of decorative sets in white or gold. The plan is to paint the X’s gold and the O’s white……or maybe the tray white and all of the tic tac toe pieces gold. We’ll see.
Not a very good photo of the oval plastic frames. I found them in a back room at the junk shop and the lighting was really bad. Paint for these.
That’s all of my purchases but I have a few more photos from the junk shop. Aren’t all of the white vases and goblets pretty??
And the white chenille spreads and crocheted cloth.
I was 10 minutes too late for the credenza. Love the mid century modern look but another buyer beat me to it.
Cute table. This style is hard to sell so I didn’t buy it. I do like it just as it is. Nice contrast between the black and the light wood finish.
I almost bought the chest of drawers. I’m holding out for mid century modern furniture or antique furniture with lots of curvy details. Those kinds of pieces are hard to find.
That’s it for today. Any feedback for me? Leave a note. Thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy (p.s. tomorrow is thrift store décor day)