Sometimes I wish we could go back into time. The simpler days… the time period when families would gather round the kitchen table and play board games and eat popcorn. The days when children could ride their bikes and play outside with all the other neighborhood kids without fear of being taken. The days when dinner was made from scratch, folks were more honest and things and people were appreciated better. AND the days when furniture was made rock solid. :)
And then it’s finds like this that reminds me I can still find quality made furniture. I purchased this dresser from an elderly lady downsizing and moving back to my home state (small world). I opened a drawer and saw a vintage label for Maslow Freen Furniture in NY. How lucky for me! They knew how to make furniture… I seriously think I broke both of my arms just carrying my end to the truck.. and that was with the drawers already out.
I was enamored with the pineapple shaped legs and it’s V detail at top, but what I loved the most about this piece was the bird hardware on the drawers. In fact, I thought so much of the birds that I decided to paint it a peacock blue hue. The formula for this color was 3 parts Florence mixed with 1 part Aubusson Blue and 1 part Louis Blue Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. I protected the piece using both clear dark wax… it muddied it up nice and pretty and gave it a nice rich tone. :)
Here’s a few of the after…
This is long, it’s heavy and now the details are beautiful!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street