TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT?
That was my question. Over the years I have spent many hours stripping layers of paint off various pieces of lovely furniture returning them to their former glory. I’ve often considered why anyone would want to paint a nice looking chest of drawers, chair, mirror, table etc., etc., in the first place, but I guess that as most of these items date back to the Victorian era, which is noted for its dark overbearing style, their subsequent owners were desirous of ’doing a bit of a make over’ and updating to a lighter, brighter colour. Personally, I very much like the Victorian style and my dining room and bedroom are furnished accordingly.
However, I think some changes could be afoot, as last weekend I finished off painting the pine dresser top and a small pine table that I have in my conservatory. I have to admit I did this with bated breath, and found myself thinking, “I can’t believe I’m doing this”. I will add that these pieces aren’t exactly valuable and I certainly won’t be trying my painting effects on my real treasurers, but nevertheless, I am surprised and thrilled with the results. Am I right, or have I made a dreadful mistake and should I go rushing for my paint stripping equipment again? Do let me know. Pity I didn’t take a before photograph then a better comparison could be made.
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