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Welcome to the 21st Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready for our next trip back in time and into the future?
Well, climb aboard!
This beauty was a piece I won at auction–for a mere pittance–several years ago.
Okay, so maybe it's not much of a beauty as you see it here. But stay with me, and you'll see how it became one.
Actually, I didn't have a "before" picture, so I did a bit of photo editing to give you some idea of what it looked like when I first got it.
It dated to the late 50s or early 60s, and it had the traditional stained finish from that period to prove it.
You know the one—maple wood with a stain turned ORANGE with the patina of years!
This was another purchase of mine that gave the Yankee cause to roll his eyes and shake his head in disbelief.
But, I had a plan. ; )
I felt sure it had been a planter of some sort—because of the metal insert in the top.
The Yankee thought it looked like funeral-home décor
...hence his distaste for it!
The first course of action was to sand the less-than-appealing old finish off and spray paint the whole thing a soft, cottage white.
Those steps alone were a grave improvement and...
enough to encourage the Yankee that there might be hope for this piece after all.
A pretty floral swag appliqué, for the top panel...
and an ever-so-light sanding–in a few key areas–were the only embellishments needed to bring out the hidden beauty.
The resurrection of this dated dame now makes her worthy to bear a bevy of books at bedside, a tumble of towels in the powder room,
a flourish of flowers (or pine branches and holly) in the family room.
Here's to the power of paint!
Linking to Maryann's for the Power of Paint Party, Leigh's for Thrifty Thursday, Suzanne's for Vintage Thingie Thursday, Gina's for Transformation Thursday, Becky's for 100 Ideas Under $100.00, Cindy's for Show and Tell Friday, Betty Bee's Buzz for Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy Friday, Marian's for Furniture Feature Friday, A little Lovely's for Saturday Soiree, Stephanie Lynn's for Sunday Showcase Party, Susan's for Metamorphosis Monday and Sarah's for the Before and After Party.