Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Estate Sales, Needlepoint, And Milk Paint



I have found some pretty great pieces of furniture at estate sales lately. I've already shared this estate sale chair that I painted and reupholstered...

I also shared this estate sale find... an antique chest of drawers that I painted with milk paint...

So, while I'm at it, I'd like to share this needlepoint chair from an estate sale...

 Back in my early teens, I loved to do needlepoint. But, I don't think I would have had the heart to let anyone sit on mine! There is so much time and patience that goes into needlepoint. It's a beautiful art form and I wish it would come back into popularity.
I have actually started filling up a small wall in my house from floor to ceiling with framed needlepoint. I hope to share that soon.

So, back to the chair.
 She was a perfectly lovely chair. 
The seat was in great shape. 
The wood was in good condition.
She just seemed tired!
She just needed a little something.
And the something I chose was milk paint.
The color...Bayberry...
It's no secret that I love the chippy finish of milk paint.
A little color was just what the paint doctor ordered!
She no longer looks tired, she looks...

HAPPY!




Here is another small table that I bought at an estate sale. I painted it with milk paint in one of my favorite colors, pumpkin.




Are you an estate sale shopper?
If so, what's you best purchase?



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14 comments:

  1. Great color choice for the chair! The contrast of the green against the burgundy needlepoint is beautiful.

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  2. I love needlepoint, too! Can't wait to see that wall art. The color choice is just perfect.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  3. I've done a number of large cross stitch projects over the years, but no real needlepoint. Love what you did to the chair! I think the green color is very peaceful.
    xo Kathleen

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  4. Your chair looks so much better with that pop of color.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Stunning chair! Love the table too.. Have a good weekend! V

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  6. Love the green milk paint with the needlepoint. I have tried needlepoint but was not patient enough. I always go for small tables and old linens at estate sales. And of course, rusty, crusty, dusty stuff! Can't wait to see the wall you are creating with needlepoint.

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  7. Love that you frequent estate sales and find so many potential treasures. I love that antique set of drawers to painted/distressed white! Really nice. Visiting you via "FancyThisFridays" linkup.

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  8. The bayberry paint makes such a big difference and now that beautiful needlepoint really pops! So glad you didn't cover it up :)

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  9. The paint color perfectly sets off the needlepoint seat. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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  10. Love the color! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily & Erin

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