Painting old pieces of furniture is not for the faint of heart. I have had this piece for quite a few years and to me it is beautiful but dark and on the gloomy side. It yelled Victorian to me. I am not a big fan of dark heavy Victorian furniture. This hat stand also has alot of nooks and carvings that dust loves to stick to. You have no idea how hard it was dusting this piece most days i just did not bother. Since i have been introduced to the blogging world i have seen so many pieces painted creamy white and i absolutely love it. I think it is fresh and young looking. My husband is not thank goodness the typical man who faints at the sight of painted wood. He doesn't care for alot of dark wood but like me prefers the Canadiana pine to stay natural. Phew!!!
So are you ready for the reveal?
Here goes ...........
I believe these are carvings of moths. They really stand out now and the dust doesn't stick or better yet show!
All the intricate detail stands out. I cannot tell you how much fun this was to paint. I am truly lying here...i would not want to do a project like this again.