Little Cottage Interiors

French Server in Old White

With hurricane Sandy passing Long Island this week we are very fortunate that our little cottage held up like a champ.  Because high winds, coastal flooding and torrential downpours were anticipated we braced ourselves for every worst case scenario.  However, our part of the island did not get much rain so our basement was safe from flooding.  High winds did take some trees down in our neighborhood but thankfully no one was hurt.  We even managed to keep our electricity!  Our town is always awesomely quick on the clean up.  Debris and trees have already been safely removed.   As happy as we are to have no lasting scars from Sandy a lot in our area especially those closer to the city and the north and south shores have lost everything so we are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

A very sweet friend of my friend Lizzy, ya’ll should know her by now :), recently moved and couldn’t take some of her cherished antique furniture to her new house.  She was sad to leave them behind but after learning I enjoy painting and refinishing furniture she graciously said I could have them.  So I hope she enjoys reading about this little piece because it probably looks really familiar, hi Bree!

Isn’t it pretty?  I think its such a great size.  Not too big but still big enough.  The condition was really great except for a small area of damage on the top.  As with any piece that has a long relationship with the past, it can’t be perfect.  The mark was difficult to remove and after I sanded and sanded its mostly gone.  I don’t think you even notice it now because it turned out so gorgeous!

A dark walnut stained top, the rest beautifully painted in Old White and distressed, then finished with several coats of clear wax.

Lizzy cleaned the hardware with water, salt and baking soda to remove just a hint of the oil build up from years of use which was a little too black.  Now,  through the aged patina you can see the lovely detail of the original brass pulls.

Lizzy’s got some really beautiful things in her collections and she lets me borrow them!  Thanks Lizzy!

Check out the legs.

Bree used it as an entryway table which I think is a great idea.  I also picture it in a bathroom or a guest bedroom.  I really wish I could keep it for my kitchen!  Its the perfect size for my little nook, sigh, but I think its a little too gorgeous for my humble kitchen.

Has anybody seen a piece similar to this and would you have an idea of the age?  I did show it to a local antique guy and he thinks its from the 1940’s but it looks a tad older than that in my opinion.

Thanks for stopping in today!

 

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50 thoughts on “Little Cottage Interiors

  1. Gorgeous! Wish I had a place for it! I have a dresser set that was the first thing my grandparents bought in the 30’s that has the same hardware. They were the first thing they bought after they were married, so they mean a lot to me.

    • Hi Christopher! I bet that dresser set is gorgeous! I was just telling my mom that I’m starting to see more pieces similar to this one and I picture them being what all of the young couples bought after they got married. Thanks for sharing, I’m happy now to zone in on a time period too 🙂

    • Thanks so much Cassie! That compliment really means a lot, I’ve been working and working and working on my photography! This piece did turn out really pretty, thanks as always for hosting 🙂

  2. Your staging is very nice. I’m so jealous you have Lizzy and she lets you borrow her beautiful things to stage with. I also can’t wait to get that camera!!!! Hurry up so you can plan a visit to teach me how to use it. LOL.

  3. So glad your little cottage was spared and that your community is pulling together quickly. I can’t believe the difference in the already beautiful table. I love the mix on books and the green metal picnic basket. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog.

  4. Hi Kelli, it’s so nice to meet you! I learned about your blog from Brenda’s Welcome Wagon. I just spent some time on your blog and love your decorating, photos, and writing style. Your furniture re-dos are just gorgeous! Hope you’ll pop over and visit me as well and become a new follower. Have a wonderful day!

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