Even if your style isn't traditional, I believe that a beautiful antique can coincide with so many looks... from cottage to modern. A bit of the past with the present...
But when I come across pieces like the Empire dresser above and some other recent finds below, I put away the paintbrush because it's getting harder to find some of these in such great condition. Don't get me wrong...I'm far from the "don't paint an antique" camp. It's that I choose to leave some alone...
Instead, I carefully clean and polish with either some wax or Pledge...
...and hope that someone out there shopping in my booth will love the wood tones too.
What about you?
Do you love a good ol' fashioned antique with great lines?
Or do you whip out that paintbrush for everything? Maybe you like the mix like me?
Let me know...I'd love to hear!