Friday, August 29, 2014

An Antique Chest in Pumpkin Spice

Every once in a while I'll allow myself to keep a piece of furniture, rather than flipping it to sell. When I saw this c.1875 cottage pine chest at the flea market at the end of July, I knew I needed to keep it. I'll be putting it in my dining room tomorrow when I flip the decor to fall.
      I love the scrolled base, the original oversized turned knobs, and the handsome pine top. I painted the piece in a deep autumnal pumpkin color, and then dark waxed just the drawer fronts to the give the piece more dimension. I sanded, stained, and sealed the pine top to bring it back to its former glory. I can't wait to get it in my house!




  1. I'm really impressed you're flipping your decorating to autumn! It's a beautiful piece!