Welcome to White Wednesday!!! and hosted by our lovely hostess Kathleen at Faded Charm. We're still in Brimfield!!!
I had another post ready to show you until I noticed it wasn't really all white so that'll come next time.
This was a booth we drove by when we were driving to our parking area in the New England Motel field. For those of you who haven't been to Brimfield before it is a series of fields with different names. Makes it easier that way. Though once in the field you can easily get disoriented. But what a great place to get lost.
I digress. When we saw this booth we just went "WOW" I know where we're going to stop in first.
This is genuine Swedish painted furniture. The pictures I took on the first day were the deleted ones and so these are the ones I went back to take on the 2nd day. By the time we went back to that field it was late and they were packing up. There was still some pieces left but all the clocks that lined the front like big tall soldiers were gone. There was a clock mounted in a cabinet and that's what you see in the second picture. The top one of all the furniture is from their site which you can find HERE. I highly recommend looking at their site. Click on the before and after and you'll be shocked at the difference. They import some pieces "as is" but many of them are as they say " in rough shape" so they have to refinish them.
This furniture is not inexpensive but they are gorgeous and the finish is one of the best I've ever seen. My friend Kathleen thought they were reproductions but after looking at the website I realized they were the real thing.
Great chicken wire hutch. I remember a time when I wanted my husband to make me a cabinet with chicken wire and he thought it would look awful. He came around after we started seeing more and more of them. Of course that was almost 20 yrs ago. Now their pretty common.
Dental moulding...... Yummy
Opps this ones lost a drawer pull !!! might get a deal on that one..lol
You can see from the contrast of the white slipcovers that the paint is more grey then white with some kind of glaze over the top.
These pictures don't do it justice. Like I said it was late afternoon and not much light under these tents. I tried to show some of the wonderful details that makes swedish furniture so special.
This is from the Lone Star Antiques website of before and afters.
This obviously is the After.
Who would think they started off like.....
We've all seen chairs like these and thought how could these ever look good? There isn't enough paint or fabric in the world to do something with these chairs.
Well, I guess I was wrong again!
I think I need to get out my paint brush!!!
Til next time from Brimfield!!!
*****Thanks for stopping by,
Happy White Wednesday!