I love Goodwill....and I'm not ashamed to admit it! I can find some great stuff there...and at the same time, know that my purchases are helping a good cause. A definite win-win situation!
This is one of those finds. I almost walked out without it, but changed my mind....knowing I'd be kicking myself for a long time. It's an old handmade plantation desk or preacher's stand made of pine.
I'll start with the after....
But, this is how it looked before...
It was a really weird orange-red. I thought about keeping it this color and simply distressing it, but the orangeness of the pine just didn't give it enough contrast. Plus, I tried to envision what it would actually be used for today and the first thing that popped in my mind was a guest book stand for a wedding. So, I opted to paint it one of my favorite Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint colors, Shutter Gray.
I went right over the old paint and sanded it back, giving a pop of red through the gray.
I decided to leave a little of the original and left the inside it's natural pine, just as the previous painter did.
I believe that refinishing it to the natural wood would have been absolutely gorgeous, but I do love this color....and I really don't like stripping paint....
Another piece ready for the Lucketts Spring Market!
Miss Shelby decided, as always, that she wanted to be the center of attention during the shoot....but I couldn't resist taking a few of her, too. :) Her belly hair still has not grown back from her spay surgery a month ago...but, she loves to have it rubbed, anyway! Spoiled rotten.
'til next time!
'til next time!