I love primitive, depression era and old farmhouse furniture. It shows its age and has so much character and history about it. Lately I have been obsessing over depression era pieces such as old jelly cupboards and worn hutches.. I do confess that my obsessing has led to spending a few to many hours pouring over Pinterest but in my searches I did come across these outstanding pieces that I just had to share..
First up is this AMAZING MIND BLOWING BEAUTIFUL primitive hutch from My Rustic Farmhouse Blogspot .. this piece has stolen my heart, it is just aged perfection!! I don’t know if I have seen a more amazing primitive piece but this one is my new favorite.
Is this piece not the most awesome old rustic treasure .. and just look at all that beautiful ironstone. What an inspiring piece to have in your home. If this were mine, I could never let it go EVER!! So amazing.
Next up is this giant Jelly Cupboard found on Pinterest… everything in this picture is beautiful but that Jelly Cupboard steals the show for me!!
If you are on the lookout for something like this .. I found this 19th century painted Jelly Cupboard on pookandpook.com that looks awesome..
And last but not least is this adorable chippy farmhouse desk and cabinet (and chair) also from Pinterest .. I would love this sitting under my front porch 🙂
I think that is enough eye candy to get you inspired! If you want to continue browsing amazing pictures then you can check out my Pinterest boards HERE
Well this brings me to a piece that I finished a few months back but never got around to sharing. I actually feel a bit scared to share it after all that beauty above but I guess each piece is special in it’s own way.
Enter this dilapidated old shield front pine sideboard. This beauty is old and worn in all the right ways (minus the grime) and must have quite a long history behind her. The gentleman I bought this off had it sitting in the back of his shed for years, and before that it sat in his fathers shed for years and before that it was his grandfathers and so on and so forth. If you are feeling a sense of de ja vu then don’t worry, you aren’t imagining things. This old beauty bears a remarkable resemblance and story to another pine shield front sideboard / dresser that I painted a year or so ago that you can read about HERE.
I wasn’t put off by the grime, the warped wood or the imperfections. I knew my clever hubby could fix any structural issues and I was ready to embrace all the rest by breathing new life into this poor old treasure with Sweet Pickins Milk Paint. The colours I chose are Galvanised a lovely soft grey and Flour Sack a warm white. No bond would be needed on this piece.
The transformation of these kind of pieces never ceases to thrill me. Its amazing how letting the piece have a say in how it turns out by embracing its imperfections and staying true to its character leads to great results. The paint chipped subtly in all the right spots and I chose to finish it off with a wipe on satin polly acrylic and then highlight all the character with a antiquing glaze.
And here is the finished result!
I love warming up painted pieces with wood and tactile natural textures. Plus I do have a thing for old cheese and bread boards and spud mashers too.
The scales are beautiful and one of my lucky scores at a local antique fair.
And how breathtaking is that clock!!?? … but more on that next time 🙂
NOTE: This piece is for sale and can be viewed in our shop or online HERE